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The Daily

Thursday, May 17, 2007
April 2007

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada remained unchanged in April compared to the March level of 138.1 (1992=100). The composite index increased 2.0% compared with the April 2006 index (135.4).

Union wage rates are published for 16 trades in 20 metropolitan areas for both the basic rates and rates including selected supplementary payments. Indexes on a 1992=100 time base are calculated for the same metropolitan areas and are published for those where a majority of trades are covered by current collective agreements.

Available on CANSIM: tables 327-0003 and 327-0004.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2307.

The second quarter 2007 issue of Capital Expenditure Price Statistics (62-007-XWE, free) will be available in September.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods, and data quality for this release, contact Client Services Unit (613-951-9606; fax: (613-951-1539; or Louise Chainé (613-951-3393), Prices Division.