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    :: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 ::

    Alberta wages and skill shortages increase - Edmonton Journal
    Conducted every two years, the government survey shows an overall average wage increase of nine per cent from $19.68 per hour in 2003 to $21.39 per hour in 2005, according to a government news release.

    As well, the percentage of employers who reported difficulties in finding workers rose from 52 per cent to 56 per cent from 2003 to 2005.

    Alberta is the only province to produce a wage and salary survey on a regular basis. Survey information is available on line at www.alis.gov.ab.ca/wageinfo.
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