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Friday, June 24, 2022
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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, and job vacancies, April 2022
The number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer—measured by the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours—increased by 126,000 (+0.7%) in April.
Energy-related research and development expenditures
In 2020, businesses spent $1.7 billion on in-house energy-related research and development in Canada, a 2.8% increase from 2019. Meanwhile, outsourced energy-related research and development spending decreased 24.8% to $191 million.
Science and technology
Industrial research and development, 2020 (actual), 2021 (preliminary) and 2022 (intentions)
Indicators for 2020, 2021 and 2022 suggest that Canadian industrial in-house research and development spending has continued to grow throughout the upheaval in the Canadian economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business performance and ownership
Real-time local business conditions, June 13 to June 19
Weekly data on real-time local business conditions are now available for June 13 to June 19, 2022.
Agriculture and food
Dairy statistics, April 2022
The total amount of milk sold off farms in April decreased 0.5% year over year to 781 999 kilolitres. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes decreased 1.8% to 216 796 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes was virtually unchanged year over year at 565 202 kilolitres.
Digital economy and society
Annual telecommunications statistics, 2020
Financial statistics for the Canadian telecommunications industry for 2020 are now available. Data are also available at the regional level.
Canadian Labour Market Observatory: "Earnings and payroll employment in brief: Interactive app"
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Statistics Canada - Data Visualization Products: "Characteristics of research and development in Canadian industry"
Catalogue number Catalogue number71-607-X2019016, (HTML)
Statistics Canada - Data Visualization Products: "Real-time Local Business Conditions Index"
Catalogue number Catalogue number71-607-X2021017, (HTML | PDF)
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