Canadian Labour Reporter

February 1, 2021

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LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, DECEMBER 2020 DECEMBER 2020 (2002=100) % change from DECEMBER 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 140.4 -0.4 Prince Edward Island 138.2 -0.1 Nova Scotia 138.7 0 New Brunswick 136.9 0.1 Quebec 133.4 -0.1 Ontario 138.8 -0.1 Manitoba 137.5 -0.7 Saskatchewan 140.9 -0.5 Alberta 144.8 -0.4 British Columbia 132.8 -0.4 Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) Source: Statistics Canada UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 8.9 PER CENT, DECEMBER 2020 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 254.5 223.1 31.4 12.3 up 0.1 Prince Edward Island 85.1 76.5 8.6 10.1 down 0.1 Nova Scotia 502.3 458.9 43.4 8.6 up 2.2 New Brunswick 392.6 356.1 36.4 9.3 down 0.3 Quebec 4,562.7 4,256.9 305.8 6.7 down 0.5 Ontario 8,054.4 7,291.9 762.5 9.5 up 0.4 Manitoba 681.5 625.8 55.7 8.2 up 0.8 Saskatchewan 600.5 553.4 47 7.8 up 0.9 Alberta 2,476.1 2,204.7 271.4 11 down 0.1 British Columbia 2,699.2 2,505.5 193.7 7.2 up 0.1 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,777.6 2,286 491.6 17.7 up 0.3 25 to 54 13,117.3 12,200.2 917.1 7 down 0.1 55+ 4,414 4,066.8 347.2 7.9 up 0.8 25+, men 9,305.4 8,611.9 693.6 7.5 up 0.1 25+, women 8,225.8 7,655.1 570.7 6.9 up 0.1 Total 20,350.8 18,615.6 1,735.2 8.5 down 0.4 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 0.7 PER CENT, DECEMBER 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 136.4 137.7 December 136.4 137.4 February 1, 2021 8 Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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