Construction union wage rate index unchanged in September

Composite index increased 2.6 per cent over the year

Canada’s construction union wage rate index remained unchanged in September compared with August, according to data released by Statistics Canada on Oct. 25.

September’s composite index increased by 2.6 per cent compared with September 2011.

In July, the most recent month for which numbers are available, the average hourly wage rate for construction workers was $26.93. The previous month’s average hourly wage rate was $27.32 (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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