Average weekly earnings down slightly in construction sector
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According to a recent Statistics Canada report, average weekly earnings for employees within the construction sector fell 0.6 per cent in July to $1,133.10, when compared to June 2012 ($1,139.38).
On a year-over year basis, average weekly earnings in the construction industry were up 4.5 per cent in July 2012 ($1,084.69 in July 2011) with growth experienced in most industries within the sector.
Overall average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada were up 1.1 per cent in July to $906.68, compared to the previous month, and up 4.1 per cent over the 12-month period from July 2011.
The professional, scientific and technical services sector experienced the most significant gains out of the 10 largest sectors in Canada, increasing 6.1 per cent to $1,279.82 over the 12-month period.
The Province of Saskatchewan had the most significant 12-month increase in July, with average weekly earnings up 7.1 per cent to $923.31.
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Source: Statistics Canada.