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October 29, 2020
EMPLOYMENT, EARNINGS AND HOURS, AUGUST 2020

PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT

Nova Scotia had 393,346 payroll employees in August, an increase of 2.7 per cent (+10,305) compared to July 2020, and down 7.1 per cent (-30,158) compared to last August. Nova Scotia's payroll employment had been trending upwards since 2017 but declined sharply after February due to restrictions and closures resulting from COVID-19 and partially rebounded in August, July, and June due to eased restrictions.

Canada had 15.4 million empl ...

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October 29, 2020
BUILDING PERMITS, SEPTEMBER 2020

The monthly value of building permits (seasonally adjusted) issued in Nova Scotia decreased 10.5 per cent in September, following a (revised) increase of 0.9 per cent in August. Nova Scotia's residential permits decreased 7.9 per cent and non-residential building permits decreased 18.2 per cent. Monthly results for building permits are highly volatile.

The six-month ...

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October 29, 2020
POLICE REPORTED CRIME STATISTICS, 2019

Statistics Canada has released the 2019 results for police-reported crime statistics collected under the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. This report measures incidents of crime, crime rates (per 100,000 population), and crime severity (based on sentencing data) by types of crime.   

Canada's crime rate (Criminal Code violations excluding traffic) was ...

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October 29, 2020
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK MONETARY POLICY

The European Central Bank announced today that key interest rates would remain unchanged at their current levels given the need to continue monetary policy stimulus to support economic recovery and price stability. They are expected to remain at their present or lower levels until the inflation outlook converges to a level sufficiently close to, but below the target rate of 2 per cent consistently.

Following a 11.8 per cent decline in the second quarter of 2020, the Euro area economic...

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October 29, 2020
BANK OF JAPAN MONETARY POLICY

The Policy Board of the Bank of Japan decided to maintain the negative interest rate of -0.1 per cent on balances of financial institutions at the Bank. The Bank of Japan will also purchase a necessary amount of Japanese government bonds (JGBs) without setting an upper limit in order to keep the 10-year JGB yields at around zero per cent. However, yields may move up or down depending on economic activity and prices.

In addition, the Bank will actively purchase exchange-traded funds (E...

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