Canadian Labour Reporter

March 29, 2021

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LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, FEBRUARY 2021 FEBRUARY 2021 (2002=100) % change from FEBRUARY 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador 142 1.2 Prince Edward Island 140.8 1.4 Nova Scotia 140.8 1.2 New Brunswick 138.7 0.8 Quebec 135.3 1.6 Ontario 140.2 1.1 Manitoba 138.9 0.4 Saskatchewan 142.4 0.8 Alberta 146.4 0.6 British Columbia 134.1 0.9 Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) Source: Statistics Canada UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 8.2 PER CENT, FEBRUARY 2021 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 244.4 207.1 37.3 15.3 up 2.5 Prince Edward Island 85.8 77.9 7.9 9.2 up 1.3 Nova Scotia 506.2 465.2 41 8.1 down 0.2 New Brunswick 394.2 359.2 35 8.9 up 0.1 Quebec 4,504 4,214.7 289.4 6.4 down 2.4 Ontario 7,912.3 7,185.8 726.5 9.2 down 1 Manitoba 694.2 647.2 47 6.8 down 1.2 Saskatchewan 592.8 549.7 43.1 7.3 up 0.1 Alberta 2,440.3 2,198.2 242.1 9.9 down 0.8 British Columbia 2,821.9 2,626.2 195.8 6.9 down 1.1 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,803.6 2,324.6 479 17.1 down 2.6 25 to 54 12,989.8 12,118.9 870.9 6.7 down 0.9 55+ 4,402.8 4,087.6 315.2 7.2 down 1 25+, men 9,220.6 8,579.8 640.8 6.9 down 0.7 25+, women 8,172.1 7,626.8 545.3 6.7 down 1.3 Total 20,196.2 18,531.2 1,665.1 8.2 down 1.2 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 1.1 PER CENT, FEBRUARY 2021 (2002=100) 2020 (2002=100) 2021 January 153.5 155 February 152.9 155.6 March April May June July August September October November December Average Annual Increase 1% FEBRUARY 2020 to FEBRUARY 2021 1.1% FEBRUARY 2021 (1986=100) 237.2 FEBRUARY 2021 (1981=100) 314.3 FEBRUARY 2021 (1971=100) 744.5 March 29, 2021 8 Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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