The Daily Friday, September 4, 2020

Press Release

Labour Force Survey, August 2020

Employment rose by 246,000 (+1.4%) in August, compared with 419,000 (+2.4%) in July. Combined with gains of 1.2 million in May and June, this brought employment to within 1.1 million (-5.7%) of its pre-COVID February level.

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Stocks of principal field crops, July 31, 2020

As of July 31, Canada’s total stocks of barley and oats were up from the same date a year earlier, while stocks of wheat, canola, dry peas and lentils were down.

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Farm product prices, July 2020

Prices received by farmers in July for grains, oilseeds, specialty crops, cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs and dairy products are now available at the provincial level.

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Energy statistics, June 2020

Over the past few months, there has been a downward trend in energy production, driven by ongoing closures and low economic activity due to COVID-19. While the reopening of the economy was accompanied by a slight uptick in demand in June, overall energy production was down year over year.

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Asphalt roofing material, July 2020

Shipments of asphalt shingles totalled 3.9 million metric bundles in July, up 5.4% from the previous month and up 8.9% from July 2019.

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Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15 to August 30, 2020 (revised data)

An updated set of preliminary data on the number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported by provincial and territorial public health authorities to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is now available. Along with this dataset are two aggregated tables that summarize the information available in the dataset. The updated information covers the period from January 15 to August 30, 2020.

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Weekly update: Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19

The “Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19” presents selected indicators to help monitor the impact of the pandemic on economic activity in Canada.

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