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September 24, 2020
EMPLOYMENT, EARNINGS AND HOURS, JULY 2020

PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT

Nova Scotia had 383,983 payroll employees in July, an increase of 3.7 per cent (+13,867) compared to June 2020, and down 9.5 per cent (-40,295) compared to last July. Nova Scotia's payroll employment has been trending upwards since 2017 but declined sharply after February due to restrictions and closures resulting from COVID-19 and partially rebounded in July and June due to eased restrictions.

Canada had 15.1 million employees, a ...

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September 24, 2020
DEATH COUNTS AND EXCESS MORTALITY, JANUARY-JULY 2020

The first death attributed to COVID-19 in Canada was reported in British Columbia occurring on March 8, 2020. COVID-19 has caused the death of more than 9,200 people in Canada.

Statistics Canada has provided provisional information on deaths in Canada during the first 31 weeks of 2020 (up to August 1). The data does not include all deaths that occurred during the reference period; note, Ontario and New Brunswick information is not fully complete for recent weeks.  This inclu...

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September 23, 2020
FOOD SERVICES AND DRINKING PLACES, JULY 2020

Month over month (Jul-20 vs Jun-20, seasonally adjusted)

In Nova Scotia food services and drinking places receipts increased 10.0 per cent to $106.5 million.

Canada's food services and drinking places receipts increased 17.1 per cent to $4.6 billion.

Nine provinces reported monthly increases in food services and drinking places, with Quebec (32.3%) reporting the largest gain, and Prince Edward Island (-10.9%) reporting the only decline in percent ...

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September 22, 2020
STUDY: EXPLORATION OF THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN INTERGENERATIONAL INCOME MOBILITY IN CANADA - EVIDENCE FROM THE LONGITUDINAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDY OF ADULTS

Intergenerational Income Mobility refers to the degree to which individual incomes within a family unit persist across generations. If an individual’s adult income is largely independent of their parents’ income within a society, then the society has high income mobility. Studies indicate that Canadians exhibit relatively high intergenerational mobility compared to Americans, but Canada appears to have lower mobility compared to Finland, Norway, and Denmark. These differe...

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September 21, 2020
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, JULY 2020

Total residential and non-residential construction

Investment in Nova Scotia building construction increased 1.8 per cent in July 2020 (seasonally adjusted) compared to June 2020. Halifax monthly building construction increased 0.6 per cent in July 2020.  

Nationally, investment in building construction increased 1.8 per cen...

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