A new Statistics Canada report released Thursday that that looked at the financial security of Canadians in 2016 found that New Brunswickers were worth considerably less than Canadians living in other provinces.

The median net worth for families and persons in New Brunswick last year was $158,400, a drop of 14.2 per cent since 2012.

Across Canada, the median net worth for families was $295,100, a 14.7 per cent increase from 2012, and almost double the 1999 level.