Canada’s construction union wage rate index increased 2 per cent in May compared with April, according to Statistics Canada. This is the first time the index has increased in nine months.
May’s composite index increased by 2.4 per cent compared with May 2011.
In March, the most recent month for which numbers are available, the average hourly wage rate for construction workers was $28.89, according to Statistics Canada. The previous month’s average hourly wage rate was $27.833 (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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