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.