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July 10, 2020
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - JUNE 2020

In Nova Scotia June 2020,  (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force increased 6.5 per cent (30,200) from May 2020 to 497,700 and decreased 0.8 per cent  (4,200) over June 2019
  • Employment increased 7.1 per cent (28,900) from May 2020 to 433,100 and decreased 7.5 per cent (35,000) over June 2019
  • Unemployment increased 1.9 per cent (1,200) from May 2020 to 64,600 and increased 91.1 per cent (30,800) ove...

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    July 10, 2020
    LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - JUNE 2020

    Labour force survey results reflect the period from June 14 to 20, when public health restrictions had been substantially eased in most parts of the country. Business and workplaces continued to re-open with physical distancing and other requirements in place. Large gatherings continued to be limited.

    Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment level was up 28,900 (+7.1%) in June following on the recovery of 8,600 jobs in May. Nova Scotia’s employment had previously declined 5 ...

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    July 09, 2020
    CMHC PRELIMINARY HOUSING STARTS, JUNE 2020

    Nova Scotia's housing starts (seasonally adjusted annualized rate) totalled 2,673 in June 2020, down 25.4 per cent from 3,585 in May 2020. Compared to June 2019, Nova Scotia housing starts were down 66.2 per cent.

    Housing starts declined 46.9 per cent in Halifax from 2,695 in May 2020 to 1,432 in June ...

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    July 08, 2020
    JAPAN CURRENT ACCOUNT, TRADE BALANCE, MAY 2020

    Current Account

    Comparing May 2020 with April 2020

    • Japan's Goods & Services trade deficit narrowed by 560.5 billion yen to 733 billion yen.
    • Primary income surplus widened by 75 billion yen to 1,762 billion yen.
    • Secondary income deficit widened by 66 billion yen to 208 billion yen.
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      July 07, 2020
      AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES, MAY 2020

      Statistics Canada is publishing monthly provincial average retail prices based on transaction data from Canadian retailers.

      Compared with the period immediately prior to the pandemic (February 2020), there have been notable increases in Nova Scotia average retail prices for beef and pork products as well as cheese and eggs.  Other dairy product prices have been more stable while chicken prices have fallen.          &nbs...

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