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Data in Real Time Thumbnail September 9, 2015

May 29, 2015...$983,636 million...$989,552 million...$999,580 million...$1,000,000 million

In the statistics business, these are known as real-time data.

Often when data are first released for a given reference period, they are based on a preliminary set of information. Then, as new more comprehensive information becomes available, the data for that reference period date are adjusted accordingly.

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machine à écrire June 17, 2015

Today, Statistics Canada unveils a new look for The Daily.

It is not the first makeover in the 73-year history of StatCan's official release publication, but it is among the most dramatic.

What's different?

The new Daily looks a lot more like a product of the mobile age—more dynamic, easier to understand and simpler to use.

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June 4, 2015

by Wayne R. Smith, Chief Statistician of Canada

I am frequently asked for Statistics Canada’s assessment of the data quality from the voluntary 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) that replaced the mandatory long-form census.

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