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Construction payroll increased in June

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Payroll employment increases by nearly 667,000 in June.

In June, payroll employment in construction rose for the second consecutive month. Up 71,900 to 13.3 per cent, month-over-month gains were widespread across all provinces and, at the national level, were mostly among specialty trade contractors.

Average weekly earnings in construction were up $1,315 in June, up 3.2 per cent compared with 12 months earlier.

This comes from the June data available as part of the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH), released by Statistics Canada.

By the end of June, COVID-19 public health restrictions had been eased in most parts of the country. Tighter restrictions remains in place in much of southwestern Ontario, including Toronto. As businesses and workplaces continue to reopen across Canada, physical distancing and other public health requirements remain in place.

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