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January 23, 2020
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, NOVEMBER 2019

In November 2019, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 510 persons (+2.0 per cent) from the previous month to 26,030 and decreased by 1,210 persons (-4.4 per cent) from November 2018.  Following a decreasing trend beginning in early 2017, the number of EI beneficiaries in Nova Scotia has ...

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January 23, 2020
CROWDSOURCED CANNABIS PRICES, Q4 2019

The total average price of cannabis was $10.30 per gram in Canada for the fourth quarter of 2019, up from $9.69 per gram in the fourth quarter 2018.

Prices for both medical and unlicensed non-medical use cannabis declined from 2014 to 2017. From Q4 2018 through 2019 Q3, the non-medical licensed price index has exceeded medical and non-medical unlicensed price indexes. Medical use prices have been increasing, while unlicensed non-medical prices have continued to fall.    &nbs...

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January 23, 2020
MONETARY POLICY: EURO AREA

At today’s meeting, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that policy interest rates are unchanged with the deposit facility, main refinancing operations and the marginal lending facility rates remaining at -0.50%, 0.00% and 0.25%, respectively. Rates are expected to remain at their present levels or lower until ECB’s inflation outlook converges sufficiently close to 2 per cent.

Net purchases were restarted on the first of November under the As...

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January 22, 2020
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, DECEMBER AND ANNUAL 2019

YEAR-OVER-YEAR (Dec-19 vs Dec-18)

All items (Index 2002=100)

  • Nova Scotia increased 2.2 per cent
  • Canada increased 2.2 per cent
  • Halifax increased 2.2 per cent

 Excluding food and energy (Index 2002=100)

  • Nova Scotia increased 1.6 per cent
  • Canada increased 1.8 per cent
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    January 22, 2020
    ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR DECEMBER 2019

    TRENDS - December 2019

    In Nova Scotia November 2019, year over year growth for the All-Items Consumer Price Index was 2.2 per cent, the same as the national average of 2.2 per cent. Monthly consumer prices were down 0.4 per cent in Nova Scotia and unchanged nationally.

    Within Atlantic Canada, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had the highest inflation in the month. Inflation was lowest in Newfoundland and Labrador (+2.0 per cent). 

    The nation...

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