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Oil and Gas Sector Employee Numbers Rising, Average Weekly Salary Falling

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Oil and Gas Sector Employee Numbers Rising, Average Weekly Salary Falling

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The weekly income for workers in the oil and gas sector is continuing to fall since peaking last December.

According to Statistics Canada, the average weekly salary in June was $2,171.75. In 2016, employees made anywhere between $2,108.14  and $2,390.57.

These salaries are continuing to hover over $2,000 per week, last dipping under in July of 2013.

Though the numbers are down from last year, the oil and gas sector continues to be the highest paid industry. Utilities come in second, making around $1,984.40.

Meanwhile, the number of employees continues to rise in 2017, month after month, sitting at 107,027. This is the highest its been at since December of 2015, where the industry employed 108,119.

However, these numbers are down from when they peaked in 2014, right before the economy dropped, averaging 133,052 throughout the year.

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