By The Canadian Press - Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 0 Comments
OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits…
OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits slipped in September by 5,700, or 1.1 per cent, to 525,900.
The agency says the number of beneficiaries fell the most in Quebec, with smaller declines in British Columbia and New Brunswick.
The number of beneficiaries rose slightly in Manitoba, continuing a trend that began in April, and other provinces had little change in September.
To receive benefits, individuals must first submit a claim and the number of claims filed indicates how many people could later become beneficiaries.
Nationally, the number of initial and renewal claims was virtually unchanged in September at 230,300 but several provinces showed increases that were offset elsewhere
Claims rose 11.5 per cent in Prince Edward Island, 9.4 per cent in Alberta, 5.1 per cent in Manitoba and 4.7 per cent in Ontario, with smaller increases in New Brunswick and British Columbia.
However, claims fell 3.8 per cent in Saskatchewan and 3.0 per cent in Quebec and there was little change in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador
By The Canadian Press - Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM - 0 Comments
OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says retail sales edged up 0.1 per cent to $39.1…
OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says retail sales edged up 0.1 per cent to $39.1 billion in September, the third straight monthly increase.
In volume terms, though, sales were flat.
The largest increase in dollar terms among all subsectors was a 0.6 per cent rise at motor vehicle and parts dealers, with new car sales up 0.9 per cent.
Sales rose 2.5 per cent at miscellaneous retailers, a category which includes used merchandise stores, office supply and stationery stores, and pet supply stores
General merchandise store sales decreased 0.7 per cent, with department store sales off 0.9 per cent.
Sales rose in five provinces in September led by Alberta, with sales off 0.7 per cent in Quebec and flat in Ontario.