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Employment Insurance, May 2022
In May, 499,000 Canadians received regular Employment Insurance benefits, little changed from April.
Housing challenges remain for vulnerable populations in 2021
Fewer households in Canada’s 10 provinces lived in unaffordable housing in 2021 despite rising shelter costs and COVID-19 pandemic hardship. Yet housing challenges remain for some vulnerable groups.
New Housing Price Index, June 2022
New home prices for Canada were up 0.2% in June compared with May. Prices were up in 12 of the 27 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) surveyed, unchanged in 14 and down in 1.
New motor vehicle registrations, first quarter 2022
There were 339,820 new motor vehicles registered in the first quarter, declining 9.6% from the first quarter of 2021, when the global semiconductor shortage began. New gasoline-powered vehicles posted the largest decline, with 13.2% fewer new registrations in 2022, followed by diesel-powered vehicles, down 11.8%. Conversely, battery-electric vehicles had the largest increase from the first quarter of 2021, with 55.2% more new vehicles registered in the first quarter of 2022. Gains were also reported for new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (+37.7%) and new hybrid electric vehicles (+3.8%).
COVID-19 and global value chains: an analysis based on exposure to imported specified intermediate goods in Canada
The COVID-19 shock has illustrated the risks associated with an interdependent global trade when supply sources are concentrated. Dependence on imported intermediate goods has led to disruptions in global value chains (GVCs) that propagated through several countries.
Refined petroleum products, June 2022
Data for June 2022 on the production and inventories of refined petroleum products in Canada are now available upon request.
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