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...
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.
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%).