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Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2013

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Released: 2014-06-20

Provincial and territorial data for 2013 on labour productivity and its related variables for the business sector by industry are now available.

These data are consistent with those incorporated in the provincial and territorial gross domestic product by industry for 2013, released on April 29, 2014. No revisions have been made to data for previous years. Revised estimates on hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories from 1997 to 2013 will be published in November 2014.

Provincial and territorial measures of labour productivity and its related variables are consistent with the concepts of the System of National Accounts and with the 2007 input-output industry coding.

It is important to note that real output (used to measure productivity) is based on a 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, the real estate, rental and leasing industry, 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.

The System of macroeconomic 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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