Québec, January 12, 2021. – The Institut de la statistique du Québec published today the bulletin Évolution du marché du travail dans les MRC – Bilan de l’année 2019. The indicators analyzed in this bulletin confirm that the labour market was dynamic in Québec and in most regional county municipalities (RCMs) before the COVID-19 crisis hit the province.
The number of workers aged 25-64 in Québec increased for the tenth consecutive year in 2019 (+40,054; +1.2%), bringing the rate of workers (share of workers in the population aged 25 to 64) to an unprecedented high of 79.3%.
The median employment income of 25-64 year-olds in Québec experienced its strongest growth since 2002 (+5.1%), when comparable annual data became available. It stood at $44,936 in 2019.
Median employment income of 25-64 year-olds, Québec RCMs, 2019
Institut de la statistique du Québec, using Revenu Québec’s personal tax data (data on median employment income).
Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, Système sur les découpages administratifs (administrative boundaries).
Detailed statistics on the number and rate of workers as well as the median employment income of 25-64 year-olds in the 104 RCMs of Québec are also available on the website of the Institut de la statistique du Québec.
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