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The Daily Thursday, March 16, 2017
Canada’s international transactions in securities, January 2017
Foreign investment in Canadian securities slowed to $6.2 billion in January, down from $10.2 billion in December. At the same time, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $8.6 billion, led by purchases of US instruments.
Multifactor productivity growth estimates and industry productivity database, 2015
Multifactor productivity, measured as output per unit of combined labour and capital inputs, declined 1.0% in 2015. The decline reflected a 0.6% increase in output and a 1.6% gain in the combined inputs of capital and labour.
Engineering services industry, 2015
Operating revenue for the engineering services industry was $27.9 billion in 2015, down 7.1% from 2014. During the same period, operating expenses decreased by 4.2% to $24.8 billion. This resulted in an operating profit margin of 11.0%, down from 13.7% in 2014.
Spectator sports, event promoters, artists and related industries, 2015
Total operating revenue for spectator sports, event promoters, artists and related industries grew 3.6% to $8.8 billion in 2015, from $8.5 billion in 2014. Total operating expenses were $7.8 billion in 2015.
Aboriginal people and the labour market
The Aboriginal population in Canada has historically had lower labour force participation and employment rates, and a higher unemployment rate, than the non-Aboriginal population. These trends were exacerbated during the economic downturn of 2008/2009. According to key labour market indicators, Aboriginal people were affected more severely, and for a longer duration, by the recent recession than their non-Aboriginal counterparts. However, their employment and participation rates recovered swiftly between 2010 and 2012, reaching pre-recession levels and remaining that way until 2014. While the unemployment rates of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people decreased between 2010 and 2014, neither returned to pre-recession levels.
StatCan Blog: StatCan and the Alberta wildfire
Statistics Canada faced a dilemma. How does a statistical agency count everyone in a community, when pretty much everyone has been told to leave?
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