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Thomas StorringDirector, Economics and Statistics
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January 18, 2018
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, NOVEMBER 2017

In November 2017, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 390 persons (1.4 per cent) from the previous month to 28,280 and decreased by 370 persons (-1.3 per cent) from November 2016. 

Following an increase through much of 2016, the number of EI beneficiaries in Nova S...

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January 18, 2018
US HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS, DECEMBER AND ANNUAL 2017

US residential construction permits, a leading indicator of new construction, decreased by 0.1 per cent in December  2017 compared to the revised November 2017 estimate, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,302,000. This is 2.8 per cent above the December 2016 estimate of 1,266,000. Compared to last month, permits for sin...

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January 17, 2018
BANK OF CANADA MONETARY POLICY

The Bank of Canada increased its target for the overnight rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.25 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1.5 per cent and the deposit rate is 1.0 per cent.

 

Global Growth

The global economy continues to strengthen and broaden across countries. Growth in the US and other advanced economies remains solid with inflation below central bank targets but expected to rise. Global financial conditions remain accommodative a...

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January 17, 2018
EU AND EURO AREA CONSUMER PRICE INFLATION, DECEMBER AND ANNUAL 2017

In December, annual inflation was 1.4 per cent in the Euro Area (down from 1.5 per cent last month) and 1.7 per cent in the European Union (down from 1.8 per cent last month). In December 2016, inflation in the Euro Area and EU was 1.1 and 1.2 per cent, respectively.

The highest annual rates in December were recorded in Lithuania and Estonia (both 3.8 per cent), and in the United Kingdom (3.0 per cent).  The lowest rates were registered in Cyprus (-0.4 per cent), Irelan...

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January 16, 2018
NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT Q4 2017

Nova Scotia's non-residential building construction investment (seasonally adjusted) was $154.9 million in the third quarter of 2017. This was 1.8 per cent lower than the previous quarter owing to decreases in industrial (-0.7%) and commercial (-3.9%) offsetting an increase in institutional and governmental (+4.9%).

Compared to the same quarter last year (Q4 2016), non-residential building construction increased 5.4 per cent. Activity was lower in the largest subsector commercia ...

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