The Daily Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, August 2021

Manufacturing sales rose 0.5% to $60.3 billion in August on higher sales of petroleum and coal, chemicals and primary metals.

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Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to July 2021

COVID-19 claimed the lives of 6,940 Canadians between mid-January 2021 and the beginning of July 2021. Significant excess mortality was not observed nationally during this time. However, some provinces experienced periods of excess mortality, generally coinciding with a higher number of deaths attributable to COVID-19 over the same period.

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Elementary–Secondary Education Survey, 2019/2020

Over 5.7 million students in Canada were enrolled in elementary and secondary school programs in 2019/2020. These students were attending public schools, private/independent schools, or were home-schooled.

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Employment services, 2020

The employment services industry in Canada was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The operating revenue for the employment services industry group fell 7.5% to $15.8 billion in 2020. To curb the spread of the virus, several public health measures were implemented, such as mandating non-essential businesses to close. This had an impact on labour markets. Employers slowed hiring and furloughed staff, while employees were hesitant to change careers or fields. When public health restrictions loosened in late spring 2020, the labour market started to recover.

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Monthly 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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Crop Condition Assessment Program, July 19 to October 10, 2021

Weekly data on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index for the period from July 19 to October 10, 2021 are now available.

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