Average weekly non-farm payroll earnings rise to $919 in June: StatsCan

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $919 in June, up 0.2 per cent from the previous month.

It says earnings increased 2.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis.

Year-over-year growth in average weekly earnings outpaced the national average in five of the largest industrial sectors.

Average weekly earnings grew by 8.1 per cent to $764 in administrative and support services, while they increased by 4.9 per cent, to $1,107, in wholesale trade.

In professional, scientific and technical services, weekly earnings increased 3.6 per cent to $1,273.

In contrast, weekly earnings in accommodation and food services decreased by 2.2 per cent to $362 in the 12 months to June.


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