September 21, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Ontario Government Workers Enjoy Nearly 11 Percent Higher Wages Than Private Sector Counterparts: Study

Employees in the Ontario government are enjoying a wage premium and receiving more generous benefits over their private sector counterparts, a new study by think tank the Fraser Institute says.
Published on Jan. 24, the study finds that the wages of government workers in Ontario are 34.4 percent higher, on average, than wages in the private sector in 2021, based on aggregated data obtained from Statistics Canada’s monthly “Labour Force Survey” from January to December of 2021.
After adjusting for differences such as age, gender, education, type of work, industry, and occupation, workers in Ontario’s government sector are still paid 10.9 percent higher wages. When unionization is taken into account, the wage premium declines to 8.8 percent….
Source: The Epoch Times