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October 18, 2018
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, AUGUST 2018

In August 2018, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits decreased by 360 (1.3 per cent) from the previous month to 26,860 and decreased by 980 persons (-3.5 per cent) from August 2017.

Following an increase through much of 2016, the number of EI beneficiaries in Nova Scotia declined until&nb...

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October 18, 2018
UK RETAIL SALES, SEPTEMBER 2018

 

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that UK retail sales growth was mixed in September.

  • Month over month retail sales values decreased 0.6 per cent while the retail sales volume (adjusted for price changes) decreased 0.8 per cent over August 2018.
  • In Nova Scotia August 2018, seasonally adjusted Manufacturing Shipments decreased 2.3% to $754.3 million over July 2018 and increased 5.9% over August 2017.

    Unadjusted year-to-date (Jan-Aug 2018), Manufacturing Ship...

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    October 17, 2018
    US HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS, SEPTEMBER 2018

    US residential construction permits, a leading indicator of new construction, decreased 0.6 per cent in September compared to the revised August estimate, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,241,000.  This is 1.0 per cent below the September 2017 estimate of 1,254,000.  Permits for single unit structures increased by 2.9 per cent in September, while permits for structures with 5 or more units decreased by 9.3 per ...

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    October 17, 2018
    EU AND EURO AREA CONSUMER PRICE INFLATION, SEPTEMBER 2018

    In September, the annual inflation rate was stable at 2.2 per cent in the European Union and up by 0.1 percentage points to 2.1 per cent in the Euro Area.  Inflation rates in Europe increased in early 2018 due to increases in energy prices and to a lesser extent food prices, but have been stable in recent months. The all-items excluding energy, food, alcohol and tobacco price index increased 1.1 per cent year-over-year in the European Union, and 0.9 per cent in the Euro Area.

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