Statistics Canada: New Brunswick households earn the lowest amount in Canada

New Brunswick households are earning the lowest amount in the country.

New figures from Statistics Canada report a median household income in the province of $59,347 in 2015, which is an 11 per cent increase from 2005.

Nationally, there was a 10.8 per cent increase in the past decade to $70,336.

Nunavut and Saskatchewan saw median income growth of over 36 per cent due to strong commodity prices, while Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Alberta and Manitoba also grew by more than 20 per cent.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick reported the highest percentage of children in low-income households at 22.2 per cent, well above the Canadian average of 17 per cent.