Economy
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Real Gross Domestic Product ($2012 millions)794,582806,498NA794,680762,164794,680
Per cent change1.41.5NA4.3−5.14.3
Current Dollar Gross Domestic Product ($ millions) 976,8411,006,745NA970,549866,940970,549
Per cent change2.83.1NA12.0−2.812.0
Employment
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Employment (000's)7,6397,4947,6887,7237,4287,5857,6357,5247,0227,366
Net New Jobs (000's52.5−145.7194.335.1183.9157.249.7418.2−355.3344.8
Per cent change0.7−1.92.60.52.52.10.75.9−4.84.9
Unemployment Rate (per cent) 6.17.35.55.37.86.66.06.39.68.0
Average Weekly Wage Rate ($), nsa 1,1451,1841,1651,1581,1291,1381,1691,1691,1141,134
Per cent change3.13.12.73.00.62.62.92.97.81.8
Employment Insurance Beneficiaries (regular)191,050184,790159,240NA493,897207,767NA207,230200,038471,647
Per cent change−9.2−3.3−13.8NA−20.1−57.9NA−66.467.2135.8
Consumers
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Retail Sales ($ millions)21,25522,16222,217NA62,90863,919NA35,340223,901244,687
Per cent change−1.24.30.3NA8.91.6NA14.8−3.59.3
New Motor Vehicle Sales (units), nsa42,93036,86639,126NA182,192143,484NA75,992652,838665,161
Per cent change−11.4−3.7−10.5NA−13.4−15.9NA−7.3−23.11.9
Consumer Price Index (CPI), nsa146.0147.4148.8150.8144.1145.9149.0149.0138.4143.2
Per cent change5.25.76.17.04.05.06.36.30.73.5
Housing
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Housing Starts (000's70.663.9103.288.0102.996.482.017.081.399.6
Per cent change−45.6−9.561.4−14.84.5−6.4−14.9−15.717.922.5
MLS Home Resales (units) 21,55421,55723,73721,22559,74665,13966,51956,137228,311270,737
Per cent change−0.20.010.1−10.6−10.29.02.1−18.08.818.6
Business
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Manufacturing Sales ($ millions) 28,01827,65629,076NA76,82483,126NA51,733278,452310,246
Per cent change1.2−1.35.1NA3.88.2NA13.1−12.611.4
International Merchandise Exports ($ millions), nsa 17,69716,47215,876NA47,64052,428NA32,348187,168196,755
Per cent change8.8−1.23.7NA−4.10.5NA1.2−10.85.1
International Merchandise Imports ($ millions), nsa34,59928,89630,445NA91,287101,077NA59,341338,796372,515
Per cent change15.04.611.2NA0.87.9NA7.9−7.310.0
Wholesale Trade ($ millions) 39,00739,66939,183NA108,071114,947NA69,016389,382435,797
Per cent change1.41.7−1.2NA1.96.4NA12.2−1.211.9
Non-residential Building Permits ($ millions) 1,4841,4281,285NA3,9074,306NA2,24814,71615,909
Per cent change9.8−3.8−10.0NA5.710.2NA6.2−6.98.1
Private and Public Investment ($ millions)80,86390,716
Per cent change−3.512.2

* Notes: All data are seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified with "nsa".
Per cent change for seasonally unadjusted (nsa) data is calculated on a year-to-year basis.
Notes: All data are seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified with "nsa".
International merchandise trade is reported on a customs basis.
GDP levels are expressed at annual rates. Monthly and quarterly housing starts are expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates.
Monthly and quarterly housing starts are expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates. Year-to-date housing starts are based on actual unadjusted urban-area data.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Canadian Real Estate Association.

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