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Latest Research

Employment Rebounds: Another Sign the Economic Recovery has Begun

In another sign that the worst of the economic decline from COVID-19 is behind us, employment rose by 289,600 in May.

Quick Take · 3 min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

COVID-19 crushes Canadian trade in April

Data released by Statistics Canada’s today unearthed an unsettling picture for Canada’s trade sector as both exports and imports registered steep double-digit declines in April—in which monthly declines of this magnitude have never been observed before.

Quick Take · 2 min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Bank of Canada holds rate steady, gives vote of confidence in financial sector

Today the Bank of Canada unsurprisingly held the interest rate steady at its lower bound. The health of the financial system allowed it to begin rolling back some of its extraordinary market operations aimed at financial institutions.

Quick Take · 2 min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Travel Exclusive, May 2020: Summer travel intentions see dramatic decline

With the unprecedented shutdown in international travel, we saw a massive uptick in the share of respondents who plan to vacation within Canada this year.

Issue Briefing · 7 min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics