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May 21, 2015

In March 2015, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 780 persons (2.8%) from the previous month to 28,360 and increased by 1,600 persons (6.0%) over March 2014.

In March 2015, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits increased by 5,870 persons (1.1%) from the previous month to 517,940 and increased by 2,620 (0.5%) over March 2014.

The European Central Bank reported today, that the euro area (EA19) current account (working day and seasonally adjusted) recorded a surplus of 18.6 billion euro in March 2015. Surpluses in net goods trade (+21.6 billion), net services trade (+5.5 billion) and net  primary income (+2.6 billion) account  were partially offset by a deficit in net secondary income (-11....

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May 20, 2015

Japan's economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.4 per cent in 2015Q1, according to the first estimates.  This is the fastest pace of real economic growth since the first quarter of 2014.  Real growth was concentrated in private consumption spending and residential investment, both of which are recovering from declines in the second and third quarters of 2014.  Real exports also contributed to growth.  

Nominal GDP grew at an annualized pace of 7.7 per cent.   ...

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May 20, 2015

In March 2015, Nova Scotia's wholesale sales (seasonally adjusted) declined 5.8 % over February 2015 to $694.9 million, and increased 0.3% from March 2014.  The wholesale merchants' sales index (Jan 2011=100) declined 6.6 points to 108.2 in March 2015.

In March 2015 Canadian wholesale sales (seas ...

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