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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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In labour force NAT. AVG.
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IndexSt. John'sNewfoundland and LabradorNational
Median household income$79,167$73,940$82,436
Unemployment rate9.3%10.8%6.4%
In labour force63.4%57.3%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in St. John's is 4% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in St. John's is 45% higher than the national average
  • In St. John's 9.5% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In St. John's 9.9% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In St. John's 4.3% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $52,772 $79,167 $158,334
      City
      $49,288 $73,940 $147,880
      State
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      St. John's median earnings by income bracket

      St. John's employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry3.7%
      Manufacturing sector2.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%
      Wholesale & retail services9.3%
      Public administration5.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.9%
      Education, health & social services14.8%
      Other21.5%

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      Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, NL8,634$119,09844.5%
      Flatrock, NL1,904$118,36543.6%
      Torbay, NL8,388$116,83141.7%
      St. John's, NL109,566$79,1674.0%

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      St. John's, NL109,566$79,1674.0%
      Source: The St. John's, NL data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.