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January 6, 2020

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8 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 January 6, 2020 ARBITRATION AWARDS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 5.5 PER CENT, NOVEMBER 2019 Labour force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment rate (%) Change from previous month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 255.4 226.8 28.6 11.2 down 0.2 Prince Edward Island 85.9 79 6.9 8 down 0.4 Nova Scotia 506.4 466.8 39.6 7.8 down 0.2 New Brunswick 384.8 354.3 30.6 8 down 0.1 Quebec 4,579.6 4,325 254.7 5.6 up 0.6 Ontario 7,960.3 7,518.4 441.9 5.6 up 0.3 Manitoba 690.4 651.8 38.6 5.6 up 0.3 Saskatchewan 616.7 581.2 35.6 5.8 up 0.7 Alberta 2,521.2 2,338.7 182.5 7.2 up 0.5 British Columbia 2,685.6 2,550.3 135.3 5 up 0.3 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,853.1 2,521.7 331.4 11.6 up 0.3 25 to 54 13,034.6 12,382.7 651.9 5 up 0.5 55+ 4,398.8 4,187.9 210.9 4.8 up 0.1 25+, men 9,216.6 8,739.5 477.1 5.2 up 0.5 25+, women 8,216.8 7,831 385.7 4.7 up 0.3 Total 20,286.5 19,092.2 1,194.3 5.9 up 0.4 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, NOVEMBER 2019 NOVEMBER 2019 (2002=100) % change from NOVEMBER 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador 139.9 0.1 Prince Edward Island 139 0.4 Nova Scotia 138.4 0.3 New Brunswick 137.7 0.4 Quebec 132.4 0 Ontario 137.7 -0.1 Manitoba 137.6 -0.3 Saskatchewan 140.5 -0.3 Alberta 143.6 0 British Columbia 131.8 -0.3 Data retrieved from Statistics Canada Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — 2.2 PER CENT, NOVEMBER 2019 (1992=100) 2017 (1992=100) 2018 (2002=100) 2018 (2002=100) 2019 January 154.1 156.8 131.7 133.6 February 154.4 157.7 132.5 134.5 March 154.7 158.2 132.9 135.4 April 155.2 158.6 132.8 136 May 155.3 158.8 133.4 136.6 June 155.2 159 133.6 136.3 July 155.3 159.9 134.3 137 August 155.4 159.8 134.2 136.8 September 155.6 159.1 133.7 136.2 October 155.8 159.6 134.1 136.6 November 156.3 158.9 133.5 136.4 December 155.7 158.8 Annual Average 158.8 Terminated by Statistics Canada 131.7 133.6 Average Annual increase Terminated by Statistics Canada 2.3% NOVEMBER 2018 to NOVEMBER 2019 Terminated by Statistics Canada 2.2% NOVEMBER 2019 (1986=100) Terminated by Statistics Canada 207.9 NOVEMBER 2019 (1981=100) Terminated by Statistics Canada 275.6 NOVEMBER 2019 (1971=100) Terminated by Statistics Canada 652.6 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 PROVINCES, NOVEMBER 2019 % change from NOVEMBER 2018 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 Terminated by Statistics Canada 275.6 Terminated by Statistics Canada 652.6

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