Friday, March 7, 2014
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Labour Force Survey, February 2014
Employment was little changed in February, and the unemployment rate remained at 7.0%. There has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.
Canadian international merchandise trade, January 2014
Canada's merchandise imports declined 1.6% while exports edged up 0.2% in January. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world narrowed from $922 million in December to $177 million in January.
Recent releases from The Daily
March 6, 2014
Building permits, January 2014
The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 8.5% to $7.0 billion in January, following a 4.8% decrease in December. The increase in January came from higher construction intentions in the residential sector, which more than offset a decline in the non-residential sector.
March 3, 2014
Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, January 2014
The Industrial Product Price Index rose 1.4% in January, led by higher prices for energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index increased 2.6% as a result of higher prices for crude energy products.
February 28, 2014
Canadian economic accounts, fourth quarter 2013 and December 2013
Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 0.7% in the fourth quarter, the same increase as in the third quarter. On a monthly basis, real GDP fell 0.5% in December.
February 27, 2014
Canada's balance of international payments, fourth quarter 2013
Canada's current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) increased $1.2 billion to $16.0 billion in the fourth quarter, mostly because of a larger deficit on trade in goods. In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), increased foreign currency deposits held by non-residents in Canada led the inflow of funds from abroad in the quarter.
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