At the same time, average hours edged up to 32.8 hours from 32.6 hours a month earlier, although down from the 33 hours of a year earlier.
Educational services, health care and social assistance, and manufacturing all saw higher wages and 5 of the 10 main sectors saw higher average wages in the 12 months to November. Wages declined for those working in administrative and support services and professional, scientific and technical services.
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Average weekly wages of non-farm payroll employees in Canada increased slightly in November, up 0.8 per cent from both the previous month and a year earlier, to $961.