There were 92,200 union members working in New Brunswick in 2011. That’s 29.6% of all employees. Their weekly payroll of over $84.4 million accounted for 37.2% of the total for the whole province.
On average, unionized workers earned $6.82 per hour more than non-union employees. That union advantage translated into over $24 million more every week paid into the provincial economy to support businesses and community services.
Union Wage Contribution to the Provincial Economy *
|Average hourly wage for workers with unions||$24.27|
|Average hourly wage for workers without unions||$17.45|
|Union Advantage for provincial workers||$6.82/hour|
|How many workers are union members?||92,200|
|Union members as % of all employees||29.6%|
|Total weekly payroll for all workers with unions||$84.4 million|
|Above as % of total community weekly payroll in New Brunswick||37.2%|
|What the Union Advantage provides to the provincial economy||$24.3 million/week|
|*Based on the average annual wages for 2011 in New Brunswick(Statistics Canada).|