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Thomas StorringDirector, Economics and Statistics
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August 16, 2017
US HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS, JULY 2017

US residential construction permits, a leading indicator of new construction, decreased by 4.1 per cent in July 2017 compared to the revised June 2017 estimate, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,223,000 This is 4.1 per cent above the July 2016 estimate of 1,175,000. Compared to a year ago, permits for single unit structures were up 6.0 per cent, 2-4 uni...

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August 16, 2017
UK UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, APRIL TO JUNE 2017

  

The UK Office for National Statistics reported today that the unemployment rate for the three-month period April 2017 to June 2017 was 4.4 per cent. This is down from the rate of 4.9 per cent compared to the same months a year ago. The UK unemployment rate has not been lower since 1975.

There were 1.48 million unemployed people, 157,000 fewer than for a year ...

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August 16, 2017
EU AND EURO AREA GDP, Q2 2017 [FLASH]

Real GDP rose by 2.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted annualized rate) in the euro area (EA19) and 2.6 per cent in the European Union (EU28) during the second quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Last quarter, the EA19 GDP rose by 2.0 per cent and the EU28 GDP was up 2.0 per cent o...

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August 15, 2017
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, JANUARY-JUNE 2017

In January-June 2017, Nova Scotia motor vehicle unit sales increased 6.5% over Jan-Jun 2016. The 29,975 new vehicles sold in January-June represented a value of $1.07 billion, up 12.9% compared with motor vehicle sales values from the same period in 2016.


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August 15, 2017
US RETAIL SALES, JULY 2017

Month-over-Month, Year-over-Year

The US Census Bureau announced today that the advance estimates of U.S retail and food service sales for July 2017 was a seasonally adjusted $478.9 billion, 0.6 per cent higher than June 2017 and 4.2 per cent higher than July 2016.

Retail trade sales increased 0.6 per cent from June 2017 and increased 4.3 per cent year over last year. Nonstore Retailers w...

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