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September 28, 2020

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, AUGUST 2020 AUGUST 2020 (2002=100) % change from AUGUST 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 139.1 -0.6 Prince Edward Island 138.3 -0.4 Nova Scotia 137.5 -0.7 New Brunswick 136.6 -0.6 Quebec 132.9 0.4 Ontario 138.6 0.1 Manitoba 137.2 -0.1 Saskatchewan 140.8 0.4 Alberta 144.2 0.6 British Columbia 132.4 0.2 LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) Source: Statistics Canada Average Annual Increase 1.9% AUGUST 2019 to AUGUST 2020 0.1% AUGUST 2020 (1986=100) 208.8 AUGUST 2020 (1981=100) 276.8 AUGUST 2020 (1971=100) 655.5 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 10.2 PER CENT, AUGUST 2020 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 244.6 212.5 32.1 13.1 down 2.5 Prince Edward Island 85.3 76.3 9.1 10.7 down 1 Nova Scotia 494.5 443.7 50.8 10.3 down 0.5 New Brunswick 384.1 347.9 36.2 9.4 down 0.4 Quebec 4,592.6 4,194.2 398.4 8.7 down 0.8 Ontario 7,910.4 7,069 841.4 10.6 down 0.7 Manitoba 693.1 637.2 56 8.1 down 0.1 Saskatchewan 603.4 555.8 47.7 7.9 down 0.9 Alberta 2,456.2 2,165.8 290.4 11.8 down 1 British Columbia 2,674.3 2,389.5 284.9 10.7 down 0.4 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,811.2 2,163.1 648.1 23.1 down 1.1 25 to 54 12,962.6 11,948.8 1,013.9 7.8 down 1 55+ 4,364.8 3,979.8 385 8.8 unchanged 25+, men 9,227.7 8,455 772.8 8.4 down 0.5 25+, women 8,099.7 7,473.6 626.1 7.7 down 0.9 Total 20,138.6 18,091.7 2,046.9 10.2 down 0.7 September 28, 2020 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 0.1 PER CENT, AUGUST 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 137 137.2 August 136.8 137 September October November December Annual Average Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 8

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