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May 24, 2019
QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR ENTERPRISES, Q1 2019

Canadian corporations earned $106.9 billion in operating profits (seasonally adjusted) in the first quarter of 2019 - a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared to the previous quarter. Compared to Q1 2018, operating profits were up 2.2 per cent.   Since the most recent trough in the second quarter of 2016, Canadian corporate operating profits have been on an upward trend with an increase of $32.2 billion through Q1 2019.                   ...

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May 24, 2019
UK RETAIL SALES, APRIL 2019

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that UK retail sales decreased in April.

  • Month over month retail sales values decreased 0.3 per cent while the retail sales volume (adjusted for price changes) decreased 0.04 per cent over March 2019.
  • Year-over-year retail sales values increased 5.5 per cent and retail sales volumes increased 5.2 pe...

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    May 23, 2019
    EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, MARCH 2019

    In March 2019, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits decreased by 1,140 (-4.3 per cent) from the previous month to 25,260 and decreased by 2,010 persons (-7.4 per cent) from March 2018.  The monthly decline occurred across the province, with most of the decline in areas outside of Halifax and census agglomerations.

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    May 23, 2019
    WHOLESALE TRADE, MARCH 2019

    The month-over-month index of wholesale trade illustrates the volatility of Nova Scotia seasonally adjusted wholesale trade in comparison to the national index. Year-to-date comparisons are more indicative of economic conditions for such volatile indicators.     

       

    In Nova Scotia March 2019, on a seasonally adjus...

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    May 22, 2019
    HOURS WORKED AND LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY, 1997-2018

    Statistics Canada has released labour productivity accounts for the provinces for 2018. The data is consistent with the provincial gross domestic product(GDP) by industry released in April 2019 with GDP being measured at basic prices. No revisions were made to previous years.

    In 2018, Nova Scotia's labour productivity in the business sector decreased by 3.0 per cent following increases in the previous five years. Canada's labour productivity in the business sector was unchanged ...

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