Chart 2
Indexed median real hourly wages of men in full time jobs, by age, 1981 to 2015

number (1981=100) 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 1981 1984 1987 1990 1993 1996 1999 2002 2005 2008 2011 2014 17 to 2417 to 24 25 to 3425 to 34 35 to 5435 to 54 55 to 6455 to 64
Note(s):
The sample consists of paid workers aged 17 to 64 who were employed full time in the main job they held in May (in December for 1984). Hourly wages are deflated using a province-specific Consumer Price Index (all items).
Source(s):
1981 Survey of Work History, 1984 Survey of Union Membership, 1986 to 1990 Labour Market Activity Surveys, Labour Force Surveys, 1997 to 2015.

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Indexed median real hourly wages of men in full time jobs, by age, 1981 to 2015 , number (1981=100)
  17 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 54 55 to 64
1981 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1982 96.8 100.5 103.3 103.0
1983 93.7 100.9 106.6 105.9
1984 90.5 101.4 110.0 108.9
1985 86.6 97.7 109.4 110.3
1986 82.6 94.1 108.8 111.7
1987 83.9 95.1 108.9 112.1
1988 87.6 97.1 111.0 115.8
1989 84.7 94.7 109.2 112.5
1990 84.2 94.0 108.5 115.8
1991 83.4 93.2 108.2 115.7
1992 82.5 92.4 107.9 115.5
1993 81.7 91.5 107.6 115.4
1994 80.9 90.7 107.3 115.2
1995 80.1 89.9 107.0 115.1
1996 79.3 89.1 106.7 115.0
1997 78.4 88.3 106.4 114.8
1998 77.8 89.5 106.6 115.7
1999 79.3 89.0 105.9 113.3
2000 78.0 92.3 105.6 116.3
2001 83.2 92.4 105.1 115.3
2002 81.6 91.7 103.8 114.9
2003 79.8 90.0 102.7 116.2
2004 78.0 90.3 103.9 115.8
2005 82.3 90.4 103.3 114.0
2006 81.9 94.0 103.8 112.6
2007 87.0 94.2 105.0 115.1
2008 87.6 94.2 106.8 115.5
2009 91.3 97.6 110.4 113.5
2010 89.1 98.5 109.3 116.6
2011 87.8 97.9 107.0 116.1
2012 88.3 98.1 107.2 117.7
2013 90.4 102.5 110.8 116.1
2014 88.8 100.9 108.4 115.9
2015 88.8 102.1 113.7 115.6
Note(s):
The sample consists of paid workers aged 17 to 64 who were employed full time in the main job they held in May (in December for 1984). Hourly wages are deflated using a province-specific Consumer Price Index (all items).
Source(s):
1981 Survey of Work History, 1984 Survey of Union Membership, 1986 to 1990 Labour Market Activity Surveys, Labour Force Surveys, 1997 to 2015.
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