Average weekly earnings climbing

P.E.I., Quebec post strongest gains as national average jumps to $683.53
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/13/2003

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verage weekly earnings rose to $683.53 in October, up 0.5 per cent ($3.14) from September, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. All provinces and territories recorded earnings increases, led by Prince Edward Island (up one per cent) and Quebec (up 0.9 per cent).

Compared with October 2001, average weekly earnings were up 2.1 per cent, with strong gains in education (up 5.3 per cent), manufacturing (up 3.2 per cent) and public administration (up 3.2 per cent). The largest decline was in real estate and leasing (down two per cent). Arts and entertainment also recorded a drop of 1.6 per cent.