Canada’s construction union wage rate index unchanged in August

Composite index increased 1.7 per cent over the year
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 09/22/2011

Canada’s Construction Union Wage Rate Index remained unchanged in August compared with July, according to Statistics Canada. July's rate also remained unchanged over June’s index.

August’s composite index increased by 1.7 per cent compared with August 2010. Last month, the composite index also increased 1.4 per cent over the year prior.

In May, the most recent month for which numbers are available, the average hourly wage rate for construction workers was $27.71, compared with last month’s average hourly wage rate of $27.19.

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index series measure monthly changes over time in the collective agreement hourly rates, where they exist, for 16 trades engaged in building construction in 22 metropolitan areas.

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