Construction union wage unchanged in June: StatsCan

Composite index increased 2.5 per cent over the year

Canada’s construction union wage rate index remained unchanged June compared with May, according to Statistics Canada. Last month, the index increased two per cent, which was the first time the index increased in nine months.

June’s composite index increased by 2.5 per cent compared with June 2011.

In April, the most recent month for which numbers are available, the average hourly wage rate for construction workers was $28.23, according to Statistics Canada. The previous month’s average hourly wage rate was $28.52 (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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