Friday November 28, 2014

Average weekly wage higher


The average Saskatchewan worker’s weekly wages were $980.11 in June 2014, an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to last June.  Saskatchewan wages were the third highest among all the provinces.

“Strong economic conditions are helping drive wages higher,” Minister responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training Jeremy Harrison said. “This is another positive when it comes to recruiting and retaining skilled labour to the province.”

On a monthly basis, wages in the province were up 1.9 per cent over last month, more than triple the national increase of 0.6 per cent.  

Saskatchewan had the highest increase among the provinces.

“When you factor in inflation, wages in the province were 1.4 per cent higher in June on an annual basis, which means people are seeing real gains in take-home pay,” Harrison said.  “Today’s report is good news. It demonstrates that Saskatchewan continues to lead the nation in terms of employment and opportunities.”



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