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Thomas StorringDirector, Economics and Statistics
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March 27, 2015
JAPAN LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - FEBRUARY 2015

In February 2015, Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage points to 3.5 per cent over February 2014. 



Unadjusted employment stood at 63.22 million, up 390 thousand (up 0.6 per cent) from February 2014. The Japanese unadjusted labour force was 65.48 million up 320 thousand  (up 0.5 per cent) over February 201 ...

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March 27, 2015
JAPAN CPI, FEBRUARY 2015

Japan's consumer price index dropped 0.2 per cent in the month February. Compared with the same month in 2014, Japanese consumer prices were up 2.2 per cent, including the effects of a 3 per cent sales tax hike implemented in April.

Among the major categories of price growth were food (4.1%), fuel/light/water (3.5 per cent), clothes and footwear (3.5 per cent) and culture and recreation (3.5 per cent).

Slower price growth was reported in housing (0.3 per cent), transportation ...

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March 27, 2015
US GDP Q4 AND ANNUAL 2014 (THIRD ESTIMATE)

Revised US GDP growth for the fourth quarter, at 2.2 per cent, was unchanged compared to the second estimate. Small upward revisions to personal expenditures and exports were offset by lower inventories so the general picture of the economy is the same. The fourth quarter positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures, nonresidential fixed investment, state and local government spending, and residential fixed investment were partly offset by negative contributions from federal ...

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March 27, 2015
US CORPORATE PROFITS Q4 2014 (THIRD ESTIMATE)

US corporate profit (including inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments) decreased by $30.4 billion in the 4th quarter to $2.1 trillion.  Domestic financial corporation profits fell $12.5 billion and rest-of-world profits were down $36.1 billion offsetting an increase in domestic nonfinancial corporations of $18.1 billion.

For 2014, profits from current production decreased $17.1 billion compared to a $84.1 billion increase in 2013. Financial and net rest-of-world ...

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March 26, 2015
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE JANUARY 2015

In January 2015, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 380 persons (1.5%) from the previous month to 26,260 and declined by 1,060 persons (-3.9%) over January 2014.

In January 2015, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits increased by 670 persons (0.1%) from the previous month to 496,640 and declined by 14,210 persons (-2.8%) over January 2014.

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