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Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2016

Released: 2018-02-16

Revised data on provincial and territorial labour productivity and related measures from 2013 to 2016 are now available.

These revisions are consistent with those incorporated in the provincial and territorial economic accounts and the provincial and territorial gross domestic product by industry, released in The Daily on November 8, 2017. They are also consistent with those incorporated in the national gross domestic product by industry, released in The Daily on December 1, 2017.

This release also takes into account historical revisions to the Survey of Employment Payroll and Hours, released in The Daily on March 31, 2017.

New data on hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories for 2017 will be released on May 23, 2018.

  Note to readers

Provincial and territorial measures of labour productivity and related variables are consistent with the concepts of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts and with the 2007 Input-Output Industry Codes.

It is important to note that real output (used to measure productivity) is based on the value added measured at basic prices, not market prices, which is consistent with the detailed framework by industry. As well, the real estate, rental and leasing industry, part of the service-producing business sector, excludes the imputed rent for owner-occupied dwellings as there are no data on the number of hours that homeowners spend on dwelling maintenance services.

Products

The Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (Catalogue number13-605-X) is available.

The User Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (Catalogue number13-606-G) is available.

The Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (Catalogue number13-607-X) is available.

The System of macroeconomic accounts module features an up-to-date portrait of national and provincial economies and their structure.

Contact information

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