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December 12, 2017
UK CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, NOVEMBER 2017

In November 2017, the Consumer Price Index rose by 3.1 per cent over the year since November 2016, up slightly from the year over year rate last month. The rate has been steadily increasing following a period of relatively low inflation in 2015.

The main contributors to upward pressure on the rate were increases in the prices of airfares, and recreational and cultural goods and services (specifically computer games). Miscellaneous goods and services, including travel goods and financi...

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December 11, 2017
STUDY: GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR -- A LOOK AT ENTRY LEVEL JOB VACANCIES IN CANADA

Recently, Statistics Canada released an analytical paper based on the 2016 Job Vacancy and Wage Survey. The study answers the questions: How many entry level job vacancies are available? What are their characteristics? Which occupations offer entry-level positions? Are some education groups more affected than others?

Entry level jobs are available to those new to the labour market as well as those returning to the labour market, and enable workers to get skills and experience to ...

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December 08, 2017
CMHC PRELIMINARY HOUSING STARTS, NOVEMBER 2017

Nova Scotia's housing starts (seasonally adjusted annualized rate) increased 40.8 per cent to 4,198 in November compared to October, the Halifax market influencing greatly as it rose 58.6 per cent to 2,680. 

Compared to November 2016, Nova Scotia housing starts were down ...

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December 08, 2017
NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT Q3 2017 [REVISED]

Statistics Canada has revsied non-residentail building construction data for 2014 through 2017 Q3. The level of activity was revised higher for all provinces for this period, Nova Scotia non-residetnail building construction estimates are on average 4.6 per cent larger than the previous estimates. The following article has been updated to reflect the most recent data.

Nova Scotia's non-residential building construction investment (seasonally adjusted) was $154.1 million in the third ...

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December 08, 2017
US EMPLOYMENT, NOVEMBER 2017

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a gain of 228,000 positions in non-farm payroll employment for November.  This follows on the revised gain of just 244,000 in October. 

Employment gains were concentrated in professional/business services (+46,000), manufacturing (+31,000), health care (+30,000) and construction (+24,000).  Most other major industries reported little monthly employment change: mining, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, lei...

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