Productivity
Measures labour productivity in the business sector as measured by the ratio of output (GDP) to the number of hours worked.
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Analysis

PUBLISHED - May 20, 2021
According to Statistics Canada's latest productivity database, Alberta has the third-highest labour productivity level of the provinces. In 2020, labour productivity in Alberta's business sector was $83.50 per hour, up 5.8% from 2019, and 35.3% higher than the Canadian average of $61.70 per hour. Because of the pandemic, the number of hours worked posted a much larger decline than GDP of businesses, and, as a result, productivity in every province recorded exceptional growth.