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Thomas StorringDirector, Economics and Statistics
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May 26, 2016
EMPLOYMENT, EARNINGS AND HOURS, MARCH 2016

Nova Scotians' average weekly earnings (including overtime, seasonally adjusted) increased $3.22 per week (0.4%) from February to $856.25 in March 2016. This is 3.5 per cent above the level in March of last year. Canadians' average weekly wages increased 0.5 per cent from February to $960.30 in March 2016, a 0.7 percent increase over March 2015.

This month, all p ...

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May 26, 2016
JOB VACANCIES, FEBRUARY 2016

In the 3 months ending in February 2016, there were an average of 4,200 job vacancies in Nova Scotia (unadjusted for seasonality), contributing to a slightly higher job vacancy rate at 1.1 per cent.  

Higher job vacancy rates indicate a tighter labour market, in which employers have greater difficulty filling positions.  

The non-financial sector operating profits (seasonall...

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May 25, 2016
BANK OF CANADA MONETARY POLICY

The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 0.5 percent with the Bank Rate continuing at 0.75 per cent and the deposit rate at 0.25 per cent.

The global economy is performing largely as anticipated by the Bank in its April Monetary Policy Report (MPR). The US economy showed some weakness in Q1 but recent indicators point to solid growth overall in 2016. Financial conditions remain accommodative, but ongoing geopolitical factors are contributing to fragile market...

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May 25, 2016
FARM INCOME, 2015

Statistics Canada has released annual results for farm incomes in Canada.  Net farm income in Canada was $6.76 billion on farm cash receipts of $59.4 billion.  Canadian net farm cash income (before depreciation, in-kind income and inventory valuation change) was $15.0 billion.  Canadian farm cash receipts were up by 2.7 per cent while operating expenses (after rebates) rose by 1.2 per cent.

In Nova Scotia, farms reported net income of $5.6 million on cash ...

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