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Average payroll earnings little changed in July: StatsCan

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $914 in July, virtually unchanged from the previous month.

It says earnings were up 1.3 per cent in July on a year-over-year basis.

Year-over-year growth in average weekly earnings outpaced the national average in five of the largest industrial sectors, led by construction and the wholesale trade.

Average weekly earnings in construction increased 4.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis to $1,192 in July, while weekly earnings in wholesale trade rose by 4.4 per cent to $1,084.

Meanwhile, average weekly earnings in educational services declined by 1.5 per cent to $1,000 in July.

Year-over-year earnings of non-farm payroll employees grew in eight provinces, while earnings in Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia were little changed.