Canadian Labour Reporter

November 30, 2020

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, OCTOBER 2020 OCTOBER 2020 (2002=100) % change from OCTOBER 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 140.5 0.6 Prince Edward Island 138.6 0.1 Nova Scotia 138.4 0.3 New Brunswick 137 0.1 Quebec 133.1 0.5 Ontario 138.9 0.7 Manitoba 138.1 0.1 Saskatchewan 141.6 0.5 Alberta 145.2 1.1 British Columbia 132.9 0.5 LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) Source: Statistics Canada Average Annual Increase 1.9% OCTOBER 2019 to OCTOBER 2020 0.7% OCTOBER 2020 (1986=100) 209.6 OCTOBER 2020 (1981=100) 277.8 OCTOBER 2020 (1971=100) 657.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 8.9 PER CENT, OCTOBER 2020 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 254.7 222.1 32.7 12.8 down 2 Prince Edward Island 84.9 76.4 8.5 10 down 0.1 Nova Scotia 502.4 458.5 43.8 8.7 up 0.8 New Brunswick 392.3 352.7 39.6 10.1 down 0.3 Quebec 4,612.2 4,258 354.2 7.7 up 0.3 Ontario 8,035.2 7,267.2 768 9.9 up 0.1 Manitoba 700.2 650.5 49.7 7.1 up 0.1 Saskatchewan 601.2 562.9 38.2 6.4 down 0.4 Alberta 2,494.6 2,227.4 267.1 10.7 down 1 British Columbia 2,692.8 2,477.8 215 8 down 0.4 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,824.4 2,290.4 534 18.9 down 4.2 25 to 54 13,146.5 12,208.3 938.1 7.1 down 0.2 55+ 4,400.5 4,052.7 347.8 7.9 unchanged 25+, men 9,327.1 8,601.1 726 7.8 unchanged 25+, women 8,219.8 7,660 559.9 6.8 down 0.2 Total 20,302.5 18,469.9 1,832.6 9 down 1.2 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 0.7 PER CENT, OCTOBER 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 136.2 137 October 136.6 137.5 November December Annual Average November 30, 2020 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 8

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