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November 21, 2014
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX OCTOBER 2014



NOVA SCOTIA
In Nova Scotia October 2014, the consumer price index (2002=100) decreased 0.1% from September 2014 to 129.4 and increased 2.1% over October 2013.

The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.3% from September 2014 to 119.6, and increased 2.0% over October 2013.

CANADA
In Canada October 2014, the consumer price index (2002=100) increased 0.1% from August 2014 to 125.9 and increased 2.4% over October 2013.

Core CPI increased 0.3% from September 2014 to 124.4 and increased 2.3% over October 2013. The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.4% from September 2014 to 120.2, and increased 2.0% over October 2013.

HALIFAX
In Halifax October 2014, the consumer price index (2002=100) was unchanged at 128.2 and increased 2.2% over October 2013.


Want to know more about the CPI? Statistics Canada released a YouTube video today! Watch it here.

Statistics Canada Cat. No. 62-001, CANSIM 326-0020
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/cst01/cpis02a-eng.htm


November 21, 2014
ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR OCTOBER 2014

At 2.1 per cent year over year, Nova Scotia's consumer price index was below the national average of 2.4 per cent from October 2013 to October 2014. Within Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia posted the highest year over year CPI increase. New Newfoundland and Labrador's CPI increased 1.8 per cent, Brunswick's CPI increased 1.6 per cent and PEI posted an increase of 1.2 per cent. West of Atlantic Canada, the lowest inflation year over year was in BC at 1.1 per cent and the highest was Alberta and Ontario at 2.6 per cent.
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November 21, 2014
ELEMENTARY-SECONDARY EDUCATION SURVEY FOR CANADA, THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES, 2012/2013

There are over 5 million students were enrolled in elementary and secondary public school programs in Canada during the 2012/2013 school year, including both regular programs and upgrading programs for adults and vocational programs. Nationally, with the annual decrease in enrollment from 2008/2009 to 2012/2013, there are 57,540 fewer students (a decline of 1.1%) enrolled in elementary and secondary public school programs as compared to 2008/2009. In Nova Scotia, a total reduction of 7.9% is observed over the five-year period with an approximately 2% decline each year.
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November 21, 2014
UK RETAIL SALES, OCTOBER 2014

The UK Office of National Statistics reports that in October 2014 retail sales (volumes based - seasonally adjusted) quantity increased 0.8 per cent over September 2014 and increased 4.3 per cent over October 2013. There was growth in all sectors, except non-store retailing. Clothing stores showed growth of 0.5%, however, as growth in this store type fell by 5.9% in September the rise does not cancel out the fall seen last month.
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November 20, 2014
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SEPTEMBER 2014

In September 2014, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 70 persons (-0.3%) from the previous month to 25,060, and declined by 2,560 persons (-9.3%) over September 2013. In September 2014, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits fell by 4,490 persons (-0.9%) from the previous month to 494,390 and declined by 17,950 persons (-3.3%) over September 2013.
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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) -14.7%
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 +1.6%
Unemployment Rate 8.6%
Wholesale Trade +2.0%

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