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Average wages up in May Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says non-farm wages rose half a point in May

OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 0.5 per cent in May to $894.61.

The agency says earnings increased 2.5 per cent on a year-over-year basis.

StatsCan says non-farm payroll employees worked an average of 32.9 hours per week, unchanged from April and from last year.

Weekly earnings rose for people working in the construction, educational services, retail trade, accommodation and food services sectors.

But earnings declined in health care and social assistance.

StatsCan says total non-farm payroll employment rose by 76,900 between April and May, the third consecutive monthly increase.

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