Payroll earnings up 0.5 per cent in November compared with October: StatsCan

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $911 in November, up 0.5 per cent from the previous month.

It says earnings were up 3.2 per cent on a year-over-year basis.

It says the year-over-year increase reflects a number of factors, including wage growth, changes in composition of employment by industry, occupation and level of job experience, as well as a slight rise in average hours worked per week.

Year-over-year growth in earnings outpaced the national average in five of the largest industrial sectors: construction; accommodation and food services; professional, scientific and technical services; public administration; and educational services.

Average weekly earnings of payroll employees increased in every province in the 12 months to November.

The largest growth rates came in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.