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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/03/2013

Average weekly earnings climb 0.7 per cent: StatsCan

OTTAWA 

— Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $915 in March, up 0.7 per cent from the previous month, according to Statistics Canada. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 3.1 per cent.

The 3.1 per cent increase in earnings during the 12 months to February reflects a number of factors, including wage growth, changes in composition of employment by industry, occupation and level of job experience, as well as average hours worked per week.