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January 28, 2015

Labour Force Survey: Year-end review
2014

Employment gains in 2014 amounted to 121,000 or 0.7%, with the bulk of the growth in September and October. In the 12 months to December, the unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points to 6.7%.

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January 23, 2015

Consumer Price Index
December 2014

Consumer prices rose 1.5% in the 12 months to December, following a 2.0% increase in November. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.1% in December, after falling 0.2% in November.

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January 23, 2015

Retail trade
November 2014

Retail sales rose 0.4% in November to $43.0 billion. Unseasonably cold weather, the timing of new product releases, as well as promotional events contributed to higher sales. Gains were reported in 5 of 11 subsectors, representing 27% of retail trade.

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January 22, 2015

Employment Insurance
November 2014

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in November totalled 490,500, little changed (-0.3%) from the previous month. Compared with November 2013, the number of beneficiaries decreased by 28,800 or 5.5%.

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