Alberta economic snapshot for February 2, 2013

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 2, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The sources of competition between the provinces range from hockey scores of local teams to the local weather conditions. But in at least one indicator, Alberta leaves the rest of its provincial siblings in the dust: average weekly earnings.

In November 2012, the average employee in Alberta earned $1,086 per week (before taxes and other payroll deductions). That’s a whopping 19.2 per cent above the national average of $911 per week, and even 15 per cent above the province with the second highest average earnings: Newfoundland and Labrador.

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