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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, and job vacancies, December 2020
Average weekly earnings were $1,112 in December, little changed compared with November.
Monthly civil aviation statistics, December 2020
Air travel recovery remained essentially flat in the final month of 2020 as major Canadian airlines carried 934,000 passengers on scheduled and charter services. This was down 87.0% from the same month in 2019 but up 19.7% from November, which is typical for December.
Aircraft movement statistics: Major airports, December 2020
In December, total aircraft movements at Canada’s major airports were down 31.1% compared with December 2019, following the 26.6% decline reported in November.
Urban public transit, December 2020
Progress made during the summer towards recovery in public transit ridership was more or less halted over the last three months of the year. In December, Canada’s public transit networks carried 52.5 million passengers, down 65.8% from December 2019, following similar year-over-year declines in October and November. This marked the tenth consecutive month of such declines and the lowest number of passengers carried since July 2020.
Visitor Travel Survey, 2019
In 2019, international visitors made 32.4 million trips to Canada, up 3.7% from 2018.
Commercial rents in key Canadian economic markets, fourth quarter 2020
Commercial rents fell 0.6% in the fourth quarter, following a 0.5% (revised from +0.7%) increase in the third quarter. The decline was concentrated in the retail sector, where rents are tied to retail sales. Retail revenue fell sharply in the fall during the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, following the shutdown of non-essential businesses in many regions of the country.
Canadian potato production, 2020 (revised data)
Revised 2020 data on potato production for Quebec and Canada are now available.
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