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March 25, 2019
JOB VACANCIES AND WAGES, 2018 Q4 AND ANNUAL

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly job vacancy and wage survey (unadjusted for seasonality) for the fourth quarter of 2018. This data provides insight into what portion of jobs in a particular region, sector or occupation are vacant.  It also provides information on the wages offered and specific requirements for each type of vacant job.  A higher job vacancy rate indicates a tighter labour market where it is more difficult for employers to find suitable candidates for the...

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March 22, 2019
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, FEBRUARY 2019

NOVA SCOTIA

In Nova Scotia February 2019, the Consumer Price Index (index 2002=100) increased 0.5 per cent from January 2019 to 135.7 and increased 1.0 per cent over February 2018. The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.6...

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March 22, 2019
ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR FEBRUARY 2019

TRENDS - FEBRUARY 2019

In Nova Scotia February 2019, year over year growth for the All-Items Consumer Price Index was 1.0 per cent, below the national average of 1.5 per cent. Monthly consumer prices were up 0.5 per cent in Nova Scotia while nationally there was an increase of 0.7 per cent.

Within Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia had the highest year over year consumer price inflation (+1.0 per cent), followed by New Brunswick (+0.9 per cent), Newfoundland an...

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March 22, 2019
RETAIL TRADE, JANUARY 2019

In Nova Scotia January 2019, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 2.3 per cent over December 2018 to $1.4 billion and in Jan 2019 vs Jan 2018, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 2.4 per cent.

Nationally, January 2019, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade decreased 0.3 per cent over December 2018 to $50.1 bi...

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March 22, 2019
QUEBEC BUDGET 2019-20

The Province of Quebec released its 2019-20 Budget on March 21.  In Quebec's financial framework, the province makes payments to a Generations Fund out of the surpluses it reports.  These payments to the Generations Fund are typically the excess of revenues (plus any contributions from the Stabilization Reserve) over expenditures. 

After making a $3.11 billion payment to the Generations Fund and recording an additional surplus of $2.5 billion in 2018, the Quebec govern ...

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