Average weekly earnings rose in AugustAverage earnings up 0.3 per cent to $679.08, average hourly rate stands at $17.19By 10/28/2002|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/31/2002 Average weekly earnings edged up 0.3 per cent from July to August. The average weekly earnings for all employees for the month is estimated at $679.08 according to Statistics Canada.Average earnings for hourly employees stood at $17.19 per hour in August, up 0.2 per cent from July and 1.2 per cent higher than August 2001. Average weekly hours for hourly employees were unchanged at 31.7 hours per week.August recorded another strong month of payroll employment growth with a gain of 53,500 employees, an increase of 0.4 per cent. This follows an equally strong gain of 54,600 in July. Employment has now increased for nine months in a row, growing by 365,200 (up 2.9 per cent) since December 2001. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.