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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of May 14 – 18. April’s net change in employment positions declined by 1.1K, compared to expectations of a 20.0K increase. Details show that part-time positions fell by 30.0K, while more desirable full-time jobs rose by 28.8K (higher … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of May 7 – 11. The US economy added 164k jobs in April,  increasing from March’s figure of 135k. Although average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent from March and 2.6 percent from a year earlier, the earnings … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of April 30 – May 4. US first quarter GDP (first print) came in at 2.3 percent, higher than increased expectations of 2.0 percent. The increase in the first quarter reflects positive contributions from non-residential fixed investment, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of April 23 – 27 Canadian headline inflation increased 2.3 percent year-over-year in March, which was 0.1 percent lower than consensus expectations but 0.1 percent higher than February’s figure. The average of the core measures came in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of April 16-20. After a 6.5 percent month-over-month decline in February, Canadian existing home sales increased 1.3 percent in March. Details of the Canadian Real Estate Association’s most recent release show that while existing home sales in … Continue reading

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