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February 3, 2020

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8 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 February 3, 2020 ARBITRATION AWARDS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, DECEMBER 2019 DECEMBER 2019 (2002=100) % change from DECEMBER 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador 139.6 2 Prince Edward Island 138.4 2.3 Nova Scotia 137.9 2.2 New Brunswick 136.4 2.3 Quebec 132.4 2.7 Ontario 137.8 2.1 Manitoba 137.4 2.3 Saskatchewan 139.6 1.6 Alberta 143.7 2.3 British Columbia 131.7 2.1 Data retrieved from Statistics Canada Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — 2.2 PER CENT, DECEMBER 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 155.7 158.8 133.4 136.4 Annual Average 158.8 Terminated by Statistics Canada 131.7 133.6 Average Annual increase Terminated by Statistics Canada 1.9% DECEMBER 2018 to DECEMBER 2019 Terminated by Statistics Canada 2.2% DECEMBER 2019 (1986=100) Terminated by Statistics Canada 207.9 DECEMBER 2019 (1981=100) Terminated by Statistics Canada 275.6 DECEMBER 2019 (1971=100) Terminated by Statistics Canada 652.6 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 5.6 PER CENT, DECEMBER 2019 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 251.3 221.8 29.6 11.8 up 0.6 Prince Edward Island 86.9 80.1 6.9 7.9 down 0.1 Nova Scotia 505.4 465.7 39.7 7.9 up 0.2 New Brunswick 385.1 356.4 28.7 7.5 down 0.5 Quebec 4,587.1 4,346.1 241.1 5.3 down 0.3 Ontario 7,966.6 7,543.5 423.2 5.3 down 0.3 Manitoba 688.9 654.6 34.4 5 down 0.6 Saskatchewan 614.1 579.1 35 5.7 down 0.1 Alberta 2,513.7 2,337.7 176 7 down 0.2 British Columbia 2,670.9 2,542.6 128.3 4.8 down 0.2 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,843.5 2,527.4 316.1 11.1 down 0.1 25 to 54 13,019.7 12,405 614.7 4.7 down 0.3 55+ 4,407 4,195.1 211.9 4.8 unchanged 25+, men 9,220 8,768.3 451.6 4.9 down 0.3 25+, women 8,206.7 7,831.7 375 4.6 down 0.1 Total 20,270.1 19,127.4 1,142.8 5.6 down 0.3

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