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.