Alberta: Weekly Income Best of All Provinces

Sep 27, 2013

Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Alberta remained the highest of any province in the country in July, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported Friday that average weekly earnings in Alberta reached $1,097.63, up 1.6% from a year ago.

Across Canada, average weekly earnings of $914.25 were flat from the previous month but up 1.3% from a year ago. Total non-farm payroll employment in Alberta rose to nearly two million, representing a monthly hike of 0.7% and an annual jump of 2.9%.

Employment nationally rose to nearly 15.4 million, up 0.4% from the previous month and by 0.6% from last year.