In all four Atlantic provinces, workers at the national average income level must earn more than $152 to boost their after-tax income by $100.
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The province's median earnings were $29,323 compared to $41,341 in nearby Maine.
Total government revenue is expected to be $1.3 billion higher than projected in the province's budget.
Government spending in Nova Scotia encompassed 60.2 per cent of the economy.