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“Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $1,004 in September, little changed from the previous month,” Statistics Canada reported and added: “Compared with 12 months earlier, earnings increased 1.8%.”

Key takeaways from the press release

  • Non-farm payroll employees worked an average of 32.5 hours per week in September, down from 32.8 hours in August and 32.7 hours in September 2017.
  • The number of non-farm payroll employees was little changed from August to September.  
  • Compared with September 2017, the number of payroll employees rose by 301,400 (+1.8%).