According to a recent Statistics Canada report, average weekly earnings within the construction sector were up 1.1 per cent to $1,145.20 in June, when compared to the previous month. Over the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, average weekly earnings for the sector jumped 4.9 per cent, from $1,092.00 to $1,145.20.
The construction sector’s payroll employment level experienced little change from May 2012 to June 2012, increasing 0.1 per cent; however, over the 12-month period the sector was up 5.2 per cent to approximately 889,600 employees. The sector’s 12-month increase was second only to the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector, which experienced an 8.5 per cent gain (to approximately 223,500 employees).
Overall average weekly earnings for non-farm payroll employees increased 0.6 per cent in June, when compared to the previous month, and was up 3.0 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Manufacturing led all sectors with a 5.9-per cent increase in weekly earnings to $1,011.16.
Every province experienced an increase in average weekly earnings, with Newfoundland and Labrador (up 7.0 per cent to $924.42), Saskatchewan (up 6.6 per cent to $914.27) and P.E.I. (up 5.9 per cent to $760.74) experiencing the largest gains.
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Source: Statistics Canada.