Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $933 in December, up 0.9 per cent from the previous month.
The agency says weekly earnings were up 2.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis.
Growth in average weekly earnings on an annual basis outpaced the national average in four of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by wholesale trade and construction.
Average weekly earnings in wholesale trade increased 7.4 per cent to $1,139 and earnings in construction increased 6.3 per cent to $1,239.
However, earnings in educational services declined 3.8 per cent to $951.
Year-over-year earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased in all provinces, with above average growth Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island.
© The Canadian Press, 2014
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HANOMANSING: We are wondering how important is math in the workplace, so we are joined now by a headhunter, somebody who is involved in trying to find the right people for great jobs, Henry Goldbeck. Henry, thank you very much for coming in. In your experience you are trying to fill jobs all the time looking for the best candidates, how important is math?
GOLDBECK: Math is one of the general skills in most positions, if they are not pure mathematically based positions. Like if you were an actuarial scientist, obviously math is 90% of the job. If you want to study physics or computer programming your position is very mathematical based.
In other positions, for example sales and marketing where we do a lot of our recruiting and operations management, it is one of the general skills that is now expected. So the ability to develop a spreadsheet with looking at different ratios and coming up with percentages, the ability to then analyze and think about that data, then analyze what it means from your business. All those things are expected now. And that is something that … Read More »