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Feb 21, 2013

Construction union wage rate remains unchanged in January

Composite index increased 2.5 per cent over the year
    
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Canada’s construction union wage rate index remained unchanged in January compared wih December, according to data released by Statistics Canada on Feb. 21.

January's composite index increased by 2.5 per cent compared with January 2012.

In October, the most recent month for which numbers are available, the average hourly wage rate for construction workers was $27.79. The previous month’s average hourly wage rate was $27.57 (revised from original Statistics Canada publication).

The construction union wage rate index series measures 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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