Construction union wage rate unchanged in February

Composite index increased 2.5 per cent year over year

Canada’s construction union wage rate index remained unchanged in February compared with January, according to Statistics Canada.

February's composite index increased by 2.5 per cent from February 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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