Director / Editor: Victor Teboul, Ph.D.
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Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 0.8% from July to $877.28 in August, following two months of small declines. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 1.9%, the lowest growth rate since November 2009. (Full Story)
Canada's merchandise imports grew 0.7% and exports increased 0.5% in August. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world went from $539 million in July to $622 million in August. (Full Story)
Author Victor Teboul, Editor of the online magazine, will be speaking at the Arab World Festival of Montreal, on November 4, 2011, at 7.30. p.m. at Librairie Paulines, 2653, rue Masson, in Montreal. He will give a lecture on Irony and self-criticism in a pluralistic world and will present his new novel, ''Bienvenue chez Monsieur B. !'' published by L'Harmattan, in Paris.  (Full Story)
Retail sales totalled $118.5 billion in the second quarter, up 3.8% over the second quarter of 2010. Higher sales were reported in 5 of 10 major commodity groups, accounting for 65% of retail sales. (Full Story)
Following two months of little change, employment rose by 61,000 in September, all in full time. This increase pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.1%, the lowest rate since December 2008. (Full Story)
Apple’s board of directors released the following statement via newswire late Wednesday October 5, 2011: “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. (Full Story)
In July, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 0.1% from the previous month to $872.70. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings grew by 2.2%. This was the slowest earnings growth since January 2010. (Full Story)
Life expectancy at birth continued to rise, reaching a new high of 80.9 years during the three-year period from 2006 to 2008. This was up 0.2 years from 2005-2007. (Full Story)
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits decreased by 24,800 (-4.4%) in July to 535,700, the largest of 10 consecutive monthly declines. (Full Story)
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.1% in the 12 months to August, mainly as a result of higher prices for gasoline and food purchased from stores. This follows increases of 2.7% in July and 3.1% in June. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% in August. (Full Story)
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