Canadian Labour Reporter

September 27, 2021

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LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, AUGUST 2021 AUGUST 2021 (2002=100) % change from AUGUST 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador 145.8 4.8 Prince Edward Island 147 6.3 Nova Scotia 144.5 5.1 New Brunswick 143 4.7 Quebec 138.7 4.4 Ontario 144.1 4 Manitoba 143.2 4.4 Saskatchewan 144.9 2.9 Alberta 151 4.7 British Columbia 137 3.5 Photo: temmuzcan (iStock) Source: Statistics Canada UNEMPLOYMENT RATE — 7.1 PER CENT, AUGUST 2021 Labour Force (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment (000s) Unemployment Rate (%) Change from Previous Month (%) Newfoundland and Labrador 251.9 221.4 30.5 12.1 down 0.6 Prince Edward Island 88.4 79 9.4 10.6 up 1 Nova Scotia 504.6 465.1 39.5 7.8 down 0.6 New Brunswick 392.1 355.6 36.6 9.3 unchanged Quebec 4,553.3 4,288.1 265.1 5.8 down 0.3 Ontario 8,033.6 7,426.1 607.5 7.6 down 0.4 Manitoba 693.3 653.5 39.8 5.7 down 0.4 Saskatchewan 604.7 562.4 42.3 7 unchanged Alberta 2,446.7 2,253.3 193.4 7.9 down 0.6 British Columbia 2,845.5 2,669.6 175.9 6.2 down 0.4 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,895.2 2,560 335.1 11.6 unchanged 25 to 54 13,038.6 12,259.4 779.2 6 down 0.4 55+ 4,480.3 4,154.7 325.6 7.3 down 0.5 25+, men 9,306.6 8,695.3 611.3 6.6 down 0.5 25+, women 8,212.3 7,718.8 493.5 6 down 0.4 Total 20,414.1 18,974.1 1,440 7.1 down 0.4 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 4.1 PER CENT, AUGUST 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 137 142.6 September October November December Average Annual Increase 1% AUGUST 2020 to AUGUST 2021 4.1% AUGUST 2021 (1986=100) 217.4 AUGUST 2021 (1981=100) 288.1 AUGUST 2021 (1971=100) 682.3 September 27, 2021 8 Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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