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Annual manufacturing employee earnings up just 1.3% to November 2008

Ottawa, ON -- The average weekly earnings of employees across Canada increased 0.4% from October 2008 to $804.58 in...


Human Resources

January 29, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Ottawa, ON — The average weekly earnings of employees across Canada increased 0.4% from October 2008 to $804.58 in November 2008, Statistics Canada reports. Compared with November 2007, average weekly earnings rose 2.7%.

 

Among Canada’s largest industrial sectors, between November 2007 and November 2008, earnings increased by 4.8% in educational services, 4.6% in health and social assistance, 1.6% in retail trade, 1.3% in manufacturing, and 1.0% in accommodation and food services.

 

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Among the provinces, the strongest year-over-year earnings growth was reported in Alberta (+5.8%), Saskatchewan (+4.2%), and Newfoundland and Labrador (+4.0%).

 

The number of employees in November fell by 89,700 or 0.6% from the previous month. Since November 2007, the number of employees has increased by 96,000 (+0.7%).