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June 24, 2022
EMPLOYMENT, EARNINGS AND HOURS, APRIL 2022

PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT

Nova Scotia had 438,003 payroll employees in April 2022, up 0.8% (+3,557) compared to March 2022, and up 4.2% (+17,691) compared to April 2021. Nova Scotia's payroll employment had been trending upwards since 2017 but declined sharply between February and May 2020 due to restrictions and closures resulting from COVID-19. There was a partial rebound from June 2020 to April 2021 due to eased restrictions. Nova Scotia imposed restrictions again at the ...

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June 24, 2022
JOB VACANCIES, APRIL 2022

Statistics Canada released today monthly results from the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) for April 2022, the data is not adjusted for seasonal patterns.

Nova Scotia had 20,130 job vacancies in April 2022 with a vacancy rate of 4.9%. Canadian employers were actively recruiting for 1,001,135 positions in April with a vacancy rate of 5.8%. The number of vacancies at the national level was at the highest since the survey started in October 2020.

The highest vacancy r...

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June 24, 2022
INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, 2020 (ACTUAL), 2021 (PRELIMINARY) AND 2022 (INTENTIONS)

Statistics Canada has recently released Industrial Research and Development (R&D) characteristics, including 2022 intentions, preliminary actuals for 2021 and characteristics of industrial R&D spending/personnel across provinces for 2020. Results from 2014 and beyond are not directly comparable to earlier data.

In 2020, Nova Scotia businesses spent $179 million on research and development, down 10.9% from the previous year. Nova Scotia’s total business enterprise expendi...

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June 24, 2022
REAL TIME LOCAL BUSINESS CONDITIONS: JUNE 13 - JUNE 19, 2022

Statistics Canada has recently added Halifax to its experimental data on real-time local business conditions. 

The latest release provides real-time local business conditions from June 13 to June 19, 2022. Throughout this article, reference dates mean the start of the week.  

From August 10 of 2020 to the week starting June 13 of 2022, the local business conditions index for Halifax has increased by 159.12%. Ottawa, Hamilto...

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June 24, 2022
JAPAN CPI INFLATION, MAY 2022

Japan’s inflation (all items, year-over-year growth in consumer price index) was steady at 2.4% in May. This is the second consecutive month with inflation above 2%, a rate not seen since March of 2015.

Japan's underlying inflation (all items excluding fresh food and energy) increased 0.8%, also stable from last month.

Japan's energy prices decelerate ...

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