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Construction Union Wage Rate Index

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August 2009 (Previous release)

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada remained unchanged in August compared with July. The composite index increased 2.4% compared with August 2008.

Note: Union wage rates are published for 16 trades in 22 metropolitan areas for both the basic rates and rates including selected supplementary payments. Indexes on a 2007=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 327-0045.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2307.

The second quarter 2009 issue of Capital Expenditure Price Statistics (62-007-X, free) will be available in October.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods, or data quality of this release, contact Client Services (613-951-9606; fax: 613-951-3117; or Louise Chaîné (613-951-3393), Producer Prices Division.