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Quebec Gained 105K High-Paying Jobs During The Pandemic Despite Huge Job Losses

These jobs are paying $30/hour or more.
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Quebec Gained 105K High-Paying Jobs During The Pandemic Despite Huge Job Losses

According to new data from the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the province gained 105,000 high-paying jobs that are paying $30/hour or more despite a loss of 275,000 salaried jobs that paid less than $20/hour.

Several groups benefitted from this increase in high-paying jobs including people with bachelor's degrees, immigrants, and non-unionized people.

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Women also benefitted from the increase in high-paying jobs, as they "saw a larger increase in the number of jobs paying $30 an hour or more than men. The percentage growth in employment offering this compensation for women was moreover two and a half times higher than for men."

However, between 2019 and 2020, women lost "twice as many paying less than $20 an hour than men."

In addition, "people working in the finance, insurance, real estate and rental industries as well as professional, scientific and technical services [...] contributed nearly 40% to the overall increase in the number of jobs paid $30 an hour or more observed in 2020."

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