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Average payroll earnings rose 0.6 per cent in June: StatsCan

Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees up in every province in 12 months to June



OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose to $898 in June, three per cent higher than a year ago.

The federal agency said the figures, which represented a 0.6 per cent gain over May, reflect not only increases in wages but also the average number of hours worked.

Average weekly earnings in manufacturing rose 5.9 per cent to $1,011.16 in the 12 months to June, while earnings in educational services increased 4.9 per cent to $1,004.80 over the same period.

In construction, weekly earnings rose 4.9 per cent to $1,145.20, while earnings in accommodation and food services were up 4.0 per cent to $372.14.

Average weekly payroll earnings of people in administrative and support services fell 1.6 per cent to $713.79 over the year and earnings were also down in investigation and security services and in office administrative services.

Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased in every province in the 12 months to June, with the highest growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island.

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