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BC’S average weekly earnings continues upward trend

Workers in BC are taking more home per week according to the March payroll survey from Stats Canada.

The province has seen a steady incline during the past year says Economist Jeremy Weekes.

“BC’s average weekly earnings for the month of March was $917 up from $913 the month prior and year-over-year we have seen it go up 12 bucks.”

The province’s March increase of 1.3% outgained the national mark of 0.7%.

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BC currently has the fifth highest average weekly earnings in Canada.

Canada’s weekly average is $960.

BC outperformed Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador in the latest survey.

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