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December 3, 2018

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8 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 December 3, 2018 ARBITRATION AWARDS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 5.8 PER CENT, OCTOBER 2018 Labour force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment rate (%) Change from previous month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 259.2 226.3 32.9 12.7 down 0.9 Prince Edward Island 82.9 76.9 6 7.2 down 1.5 Nova Scotia 495.5 457.5 38.1 7.7 down 0.1 New Brunswick 380.4 352.8 27.5 7.2 down 0.7 Quebec 4,488.5 4,254.1 234.4 5.2 down 0.1 Ontario 7,693.8 7,263.5 430.4 5.6 down 0.3 Manitoba 692.3 649.9 42.3 6.1 up 0.3 Saskatchewan 611.1 573.5 37.6 6.2 down 0.2 Alberta 2,519.4 2,335.2 184.2 7.3 up 0.3 British Columbia 2,623.6 2,515.3 108.3 4.1 down 0.1 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,720.4 2,422.2 298.2 11 unchanged 25 to 54 12,897.8 12,262.7 635.2 4.9 down 0.1 55+ 4,228.5 4,020.2 208.3 4.9 down 0.3 25+, men 8,988.3 8,542.7 445.6 5 down 0.2 25+, women 8,138.1 7,740.2 397.9 4.9 unchanged Total 19,846.7 18,705 1,141.7 5.8 down 0.1 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, OCTOBER 2018 October 2018 (2002=100) % change from October 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador 139 2.1 Prince Edward Island 136.9 2.5 Nova Scotia 136.6 2.9 New Brunswick 135.1 2.8 Quebec 129.4 1.7 Ontario 135.6 2.5 Manitoba 135 2.7 Saskatchewan 138.7 2.4 Alberta 141.4 2.8 British Columbia 129.4 3 Source: Statistics Canada Photo: Dim Dimich (Shutterstock) CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — 2.4 PER CENT, OCTOBER 2018 (1992=100) 2017 (1992=100) 2018 (2002=100) 2017 (2002=100) 2018 January 154.1 156.8 129.5 131.7 February 154.4 157.7 129.7 132.5 March 154.7 158.2 129.9 132.9 April 155.2 158.6 130.4 133.3 May 155.3 158.8 130.5 133.4 June 155.2 159 130.4 133.6 July 155.3 159.9 130.4 134.3 August 155.4 159.8 130.5 134.2 September 155.6 159.1 130.8 133.7 October 155.8 159.6 130.9 134.1 November 156.3 131.3 December 155.7 130.8 Annual Average 156.8 131.7 Average Annual increase 1.7% 1.7% October 2017 to October 2018 2.4% 2.4% October 2018 (1986=100) 243.3 204.4 October 2018 (1981=100) 322.4 270.9 October 2018 (1971=100) 763.6 641.6 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 PROVINCES, OCTOBER 2018 % change from October 2017 130.5 133.4 130.4 133.6 130.4 134.3 130.5 134.2 130.8 133.7 130.9 134.1 131.3 130.8 131.7 1.7% 2.4% 204.4 270.9 641.6

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