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December 18, 2014
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OCTOBER 2014

In October 2014, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 150 persons (0.6%) from the previous month to 25,150, and declined by 2,010 persons (-7.4%) over October 2013.

In October 2014, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits fell by 4,370 persons (-0.9%) from the previous month to 491,370 and declined by 26,800 persons (-5.2%) over October 2013.

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December 18, 2014
STUDY: NEW FACTS ON PENSION COVERAGE IN CANADA, 2012

In this study, data from the 2012 Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA) are used to examine the pension coverage of employed Canadians aged 25 to 54.  While the study focuses on defined benefit plans, under which benefits correspond to a set amount or are determined with a formula providing a pension unit for each year of service, an information is also available on defined contribution plans, in which the value of accumulated contributions is applied upon employee retire...

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December 17, 2014
NOVA SCOTIA QUARTERLY POPULATION ESTIMATES AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2014

As of October 1, 2014, Nova Scotia's population is estimated to be 943,932, an increase of 1,264 persons (0.13%) over the revised July 1, 2014 estimate (942,668).  The last two quarters (and three of the last four) have shown population increases for the province.





Natural Increase (2,358 Births - 2,102 Deaths) over the quarter ending Sept ...

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December 17, 2014
WHOLESALE TRADE, OCTOBER 2014



In October 2014, Nova Scotia's wholesale sales (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.5% from September 2014 to $736.4 million, and increased 2.4% from September 2013.  The wholesale merchants' sales index (Jan 2011=100) increased 0.5 points to 114.7 in October 2014.

In October 2014 Canadian wholesale sales (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.1% fro ...

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December 17, 2014
US CURRENT ACCOUNT Q3 2014

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the current account deficit has increased by $1.8 billion to $100.3 billion in the preliminary third quarter results for 2014.




Source: United States Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Statistics at a Glance(Mouse over items for details)
Building Permits +20.9%
Consumer Price Index +2.0%
CPI (Annual) +1.2%
Debt: GDP 34.8%
Deficit/Surplus: GDP D: 0.5%
Employment Growth -0.2%
Employment Level 446.3
Exports (Domestic) -4.1%
GDP (millions, 2012) 38397
GDP Growth (2012) -0.1%
Income (per capita) $33,934
Manufacturing Shipments 5.0%
Non-res. Investment -6.2%
Population July 1, 2013 940,789
Res. Investment -17.6%
Retail sales -0.0%
Unemployment Rate 8.6%
Wholesale Trade +0.5%

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Thomas Storring
Director of Economics/Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410
Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca