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Table 1 Lowest proportion of minimum wage workers in Alberta

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Province Total employees Minimum wage General adult minimum wage Average hourly wage Unemployment rate Minimum wage + 10%
Total Incidence
'000 '000 % $/hour Date $/hour % Frequency (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 194.2 18.1 9.3 9.00 July 2009 19.59 15.5 15.2
Ontario 5,503.9 447.5 8.1 9.50 March 2009 22.75 9.1 14.1
Nova Scotia 392.1 26.6 6.8 8.60 April 2009 19.00 9.2 12.5
Quebec 3,279.6 200.8 6.1 9.00 May 2009 20.80 8.5 10.2
Canada 14,147.2 817.0 5.8 ... ... 22.05 8.3 10.3
New Brunswick 323.6 17.1 5.3 8.25 September 2009 18.67 8.9 10.9
Prince Edward Island 59.3 3.1 5.2 8.40 October 2009 17.73 12.0 13.0
Manitoba 523.4 24.2 4.6 9.00 October 2009 19.88 5.2 10.0
Saskatchewan 421.3 16.4 3.9 9.25 May 2009 21.55 4.8 10.2
British Columbia 1,813.3 41.2 2.3 8.00 November 2001 22.22 7.6 4.0
Alberta 1,636.4 22.1 1.3 8.80 April 2009 24.70 6.6 3.5
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.