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November 1, 2021

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LABOUR FORCE NUMBERS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX — PROVINCES, SEPTEMBER 2021 AUGUST 2021 (2002=100) % change from AUGUST 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador 145.6 4.4 Prince Edward Island 146.9 6.3 Nova Scotia 144.6 5.2 New Brunswick 143.3 5.1 Quebec 139.2 5.1 Ontario 144.4 4.4 Manitoba 143.6 4.7 Saskatchewan 145.4 3.3 Alberta 150.8 4 British Columbia 137.2 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 253.9 220.6 33.3 13.1 up 1 Prince Edward Island 89.6 79.6 10.1 11.3 up 0.7 Nova Scotia 507.2 466.5 40.7 8 up 0.2 New Brunswick 398.8 361.7 37.1 9.3 unchanged Quebec 4,581 4,319.3 261.7 5.7 down 0.1 Ontario 8,091.3 7,499.7 591.6 7.3 down 0.3 Manitoba 700.4 661.3 39.1 5.6 down 0.1 Saskatchewan 606.1 567.7 38.4 6.3 down 0.7 Alberta 2,474 2,272.9 201.2 8.1 up 0.2 British Columbia 2,850.5 2,681.9 168.6 5.9 down 0.3 All Canada Age 15 to 24 2,908.4 2,578.3 330.1 11.3 down 0.3 25 to 54 13,173.2 12,402.6 770.7 5.9 down 0.1 55+ 4,471.3 4,150.3 321 7.2 down 0.1 25+, men 9,354.6 8,751.3 603.3 6.4 down 0.2 25+, women 8,289.9 7,801.5 488.4 5.9 down 0.1 Total 20,553 19,131.2 1,421.8 6.9 down 0.2 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX 4.4 PER CENT, SEPTEMBER 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 136.9 142.9 October November December Average Annual Increase 1% SEPTEMBER 2020 to SEPTEMBER 2021 4.4% SEPTEMBER 2021 (1986=100) 217.8 SEPTEMBER 2021 (1981=100) 288.7 SEPTEMBER 2021 (1971=100) 682.7 November 1, 2021 8 Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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