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May 6, 2016

Labour Force Survey
April 2016

Following an increase in March, employment was virtually unchanged in April (-2,100 or 0.0%), and the unemployment rate remained at 7.1%.

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May 5, 2016

Building permits
March 2016

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities was down 7.0% to $6.9 billion in March, marking the second decline in three months. The decrease, which followed a 15.3% gain in February, was largely the result of lower construction intentions for commercial buildings in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia.

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May 4, 2016

Canadian international merchandise trade
March 2016

Canada's exports fell 4.8% to $41.0 billion in March. Imports declined 2.4% to $44.4 billion. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $2.5 billion in February to a record $3.4 billion in March.

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April 29, 2016

Gross domestic product by industry
February 2016

After rising for four consecutive months, real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in February. The output of goods-producing industries declined in February, while the output of service-producing industries was essentially unchanged.

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