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October 23, 2014

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.

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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%.

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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.

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