Wages increased for Saskatchewan workers in 2012

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Workers in Saskatchewan saw a five per cent increase in seasonally-adjusted average weekly earnings in 2012, equivalent to $44.96 -- the highest percentage increase in Canada.

At $936, average weekly earnings in Saskatchewan far outstripped the national average of $908.35. Nationally, wages increased by only 2.8 per cent year-over-year.

The results came as part of a new Statistics Canada report which states that the main driver of higher wages came from increases in health care, social assistance, accommodation and food services as well as professional, scientific and technical services.

On a monthly basis, average earnings increased by 1.2 per cent from November to December 2012, tied with Alberta for the highest increase in the country.

Saskatchewan now has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, with a seasonally-adjusted rate of four per cent -- the lowest since November 2008.

Organizations: Statistics Canada

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Canada, Alberta

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  • Bert Sundberg
    February 26, 2013 - 23:09

    Very good for Saskatchewan workers certainly not the case here in BC.vancouver Island