Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Employment Insurance, August 2014
Following a decrease in July, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in August was essentially unchanged, at 498,100. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries fell by 18,800 or 3.6%.
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October 22, 2014
Retail trade, August 2014
Retail sales declined 0.3% in August to $42.4 billion. This second consecutive monthly decrease follows gains in the six previous months. Sales were down in 7 of 11 subsectors, representing 76% of retail trade.
October 20, 2014
Wholesale trade, August 2014
Wholesale sales edged up 0.2% to $53.1 billion in August. Gains in three subsectors, in particular the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, more than offset declines elsewhere. Excluding the motor vehicle and parts subsector, which recorded the largest decline, wholesale sales rose 1.0%.
October 17, 2014
Consumer Price Index, September 2014
Consumer prices rose 2.0% in the 12 months to September, following a 2.1% increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.2% in September, after rising 0.1% in August.
October 17, 2014
Investment in non-residential building construction, third quarter 2014
Investment in non-residential building construction increased 1.2% from the second quarter to $13.1 billion in the third quarter. This was the second consecutive quarterly increase and largely resulted from higher spending for commercial building construction.
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