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February 16, 2018
MANUFACTURING SHIPMENTS, DECEMBER and ANNUAL 2017

DECEMBER

 Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s seasonally adjusted manufacturing shipments decreased 1.3% in December 2017 to $748 million, and increased 5.6% over December 2016. The manufacturing shipments index (2015=100),  declined...

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February 16, 2018
HOURS WORKED AND LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY, 2016 [REVISED]

Statistics Canada has released revised labour productivity accounts for the provinces for 2013-2016 which are consistent with the GDP by industry data released November 2017. Nova Scotia business sector labour productivity growth was revised up from a preliminary 0.9 per cent to 1.5 per cent in 2016. Over the period 2012-2016, business sector labour productivity growth was revised down, mostly in 2013.

For 2016, Nova Scotia's labour productivity in the business sector increased by 1. ...

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February 16, 2018
UK RETAIL SALES, JANUARY 2018

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that in January 2018 retail sales were little changed in value terms, comparing with December 2017.  Retail sales volumes were up slightly (+0.1 per cent excluding the effects of price changes) in January.

Year-over-year UK retail sales values were 4.4 per cent higher in January 2018 than they were in...

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February 16, 2018
US HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS, JANUARY 2018

US residential construction permits, a leading indicator of new construction, increased by 7.4 per cent in January 2018 compared to the revised December 2017 estimate, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,396,000. This is 7.4 per cent above the January 2017 estimate of 1,300,000. Compared to ...

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February 15, 2018
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, DECEMBER AND ANNUAL 2017

In December 2017, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits decreased by 250 persons (-0.9 per cent) from the previous month to 27,970 and decreased by 1,020 persons (-3.5 per cent) from December 2016.

Following an increase through much of 2016, the number of EI beneficiaries in Nova Scotia declined until&nb...

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