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August 3, 2020

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LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — ANNUAL-0.4 PER CENT, JUNE 2020 Source: Statistics Canada Average Annual Increase 1.9% JUNE 2019 to JUNE 2020 0.7% JUNE 2020 (1986=100) 209.1 JUNE 2020 (1981=100) 277.2 JUNE 2020 (1971=100) 656.5 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 12.3 PER CENT, JUNE 2020 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 244.3 204.2 40.2 16.5 up 0.2 Prince Edward Island 86.7 73.6 13.2 15.2 up 1.3 Nova Scotia 497.7 433.1 64.6 13 down 0.6 New Brunswick 389.1 350.4 38.7 9.9 down 2.9 Quebec 4,527.6 4,042.4 485.3 10.7 down 3 Ontario 7,719.9 6,776.5 943.4 12.2 down 1.4 Manitoba 685.8 616.7 69.1 10.1 down 1.1 Saskatchewan 608.1 537.8 70.3 11.6 down 0.9 Alberta 2,471.3 2,088.8 382.5 15.5 unchanged British Columbia 2,649.5 2,304 345.5 13 down 0.4 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,721.2 1,972.8 748.4 27.5 down 1.9 25 to 54 12,907.2 11,619.2 1,288 10 down 1.8 55+ 4,251.7 3,835.5 416.2 9.8 down 0.6 25+, men 9,134.8 8,265.2 869.6 9.5 down 1.6 25+, women 8,024.1 7,189.5 834.6 10.4 down 1.4 Total 19,880 17,427.4 2,452.6 12.3 down 1.4 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, JUNE 2019 MAY 2020 (2002=100) % change from MAY 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 139.5 0.1 Prince Edward Island 137.5 -0.4 Nova Scotia 137.6 0.1 New Brunswick 136.6 0.2 Quebec 132.8 0.6 Ontario 138.6 0.4 Manitoba 137.9 0.4 Saskatchewan 141.2 0.7 Alberta 145 1.6 British Columbia 132.6 0.5 August 3, 2020 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — -0.7 PER CENT, JUNE 2020 (2002=100) 2019 (2002=100) 2020 January 133.6 136.8 February 134.5 137.4 March 135.4 136.6 April 136 135.7 May 136.6 136.1 June 136.3 137.2 July August September October November December Annual Average Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 8

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