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Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2012

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Released: 2013-05-15

Preliminary 2012 data and revised 2007 to 2011 data on provincial and territorial labour productivity and its related variables for the business sector by industry are now available.

These data are now in line with the historically revised provincial and territorial economic accounts published on November 19, 2012, and with the revisions to gross domestic product by industry data published for the provinces and territories on December 14, 2012 and on April 26, 2013. The revisions are also consistent with those incorporated in the labour productivity accounts at the national level published on October 12, 2012.

These historical revisions reflect conceptual, classification and statistical improvements. For more information, consult the publication Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (Catalogue number13-605-X).

The revisions to data for Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia were less significant than the revisions to data for the other provinces and territories.

Changes covering the period 1997 to 2006 will be incorporated at a later date.

It is important to note that real production (used to measure productivity) is based on value added measured at basic prices, not market prices, which is consistent with the detailed framework by industry.

As well, the service-producing business sector and its component, real estate, rental and leasing, exclude the imputed rent for owner-occupied dwellings, as there are no data on the number of hours that homeowners spend on dwelling maintenance services.

These tables replace the following terminated CANSIM tables, respectively: CANSIM table383-0011, CANSIM table383-0010 and CANSIM table383-0009.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number5103.

The National economic accounts module, accessible from the Browse by key resource module of our website, features an up-to-date portrait of national and provincial economies and their structure.

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For more information, consult the publication Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (Catalogue number13-605-X), available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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