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Average pay on the rise in Canada

Blog by Brad Herman | April 26th, 2013

The number of hours worked in Canada is little changed, and employment gains are muted, but earnings growth is firming.

Average earnings rose 3.1 per cent in February from a year earlier, with the biggest gains in construction and public administration, and in Alberta, Statistics Canada’s payrolls survey showed Thursday. That’s the fastest rate of annual increase in five months.