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The Daily

Thursday, February 21, 2008
January 2008

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada was unchanged in January compared with the December level of 140.2 (1992=100). The composite index increased 0.9% compared with the January 2007 index (139.0).

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 first quarter 2008 issue of Capital Expenditure Price Statistics (62-007-XWE, free) will be available in July.

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