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There were 20,100 union members working in Prince Edward Island in 2011. That’s 32.7% of all employees. Their weekly payroll of over $18.8 million accounted for 43% of the total for the whole province.
On average, unionized workers earned $9.00 per hour more than non-union employees. That union advantage translated into almost $6.7 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||$25.29|
|Average hourly wage for workers without unions||$16.28|
|Union Advantage for provincial workers||$9.01/hour|
|How many workers are union members?||20,100|
|Union members as % of all employees||32.7%|
|Total weekly payroll for all workers with unions||$18.8 million|
|Above as % of total community weekly payroll in Prince Edward Island.||43.0%|
|What the Union Advantage provides to the provincial economy||$6.68 million/week|
|*Based on the average annual wages for 2011 in Prince Edward Island (Statistics Canada).|