Canadian Labour Reporter

August 30, 2021

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LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, JULY 2021 JULY 2021 (2002=100) % change from JULY 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador 145.8 4.4 Prince Edward Island 146.6 6.1 Nova Scotia 144.2 4.6 New Brunswick 142.5 3.9 Quebec 138.5 4.1 Ontario 143.7 3.5 Manitoba 142.8 3.6 Saskatchewan 144.7 2.3 Alberta 150.3 3.7 British Columbia 136.7 3.1 Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) Source: Statistics Canada UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 7.5 PER CENT, JULY 2021 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 251.2 219.3 33.1 12.7 down 0.3 Prince Edward Island 87.3 78.9 8.4 9.6 down 2.9 Nova Scotia 503.3 461.2 42.1 8.4 down 0.6 New Brunswick 392.8 356.1 36.7 9.3 unchanged Quebec 4,578.7 4,299.1 279.6 6.1 down 0.2 Ontario 8,015 7,373.1 641.9 8 down 0.4 Manitoba 697.3 654.8 42.4 6.1 down 1.5 Saskatchewan 594.1 552.3 41.8 7 up 0.3 Alberta 2,442.2 2,233.8 208.4 8.5 down 0.8 British Columbia 2,843.3 2,655.2 188.1 6.6 down 0.8 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,872 2,537.6 334.4 11.6 down 2 25 to 54 13,054.9 12,219.3 835.6 6.4 unchanged 55+ 4,478.4 4,127 351.4 7.8 down 0.5 25+, men 9,317.2 8,659.4 657.8 7.1 down 0.1 25+, women 8,216 7,686.9 529.1 6.4 down 0.1 Total 20,405.3 18,883.9 1,521.4 7.5 down 0.3 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 3.7 PER CENT, JULY 2021 (2002=100) 2020 (2002=100) 2021 January 136.8 138.2 February 137.4 138.9 March 136.6 139.6 April 135.7 140.3 May 136.1 141 June 137.2 141.4 July 137.2 142.3 August September October November December Average Annual Increase 1% JULY 2020 to JULY 2021 3.7% JULY 2021 (1986=100) 216.9 JULY 2021 (1981=100) 287.5 JULY 2021 (1971=100) 680.9 August 30, 2021 8 Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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