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Earnings for construction employees down in May

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July 26, 2012 by Andrew Snook

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, average weekly earnings in the construction sector fell 0.7 per cent in May (to $1,133.09), when compared to the previous month ($1,140.87).

Construction employees’ average weekly earnings remained up over the 12-month period for May 2012, up 5.3 per cent from $1,075.93 in May 2011.

Overall average weekly earnings for non-farm payroll employees across Canada increased 0.5 per cent to $894.61 in May 2012, when compared to April 2012; and were up 2.5 per cent on a year-over-year basis from May 2012.

Over the 12-month period from May 2011 to May 2012, average weekly earnings were up in every province with Saskatchewan (up 5.4 per cent to $897.80) and Newfoundland and Labrador (up 5.4 per cent to $918.59) experiencing the largest increases.

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Source: Statistics Canada.

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