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Major Economic Indicators
Indicators Most Recent Data Base Period Next Update
Mortgage Rate (5-year term) 4.64% N/AV N/AV
Consumer Confidence - Québec 38.7% March 2017 April 21, 2017
Monthly Employment - Québec -11,100 February 2017 April 7, 2017
Quarterly Employment - Québec +48,500 4th Quarter 2016 April 7, 2017
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By Administrative Area
Monthly Unemployment Rate - Québec 6.4% February 2017 April 7, 2017
Quarterly Unemployment Rate - Québec 6.5% 4th Quarter 2016 April 7, 2017
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By Administrative Area
Housing Starts - Québec +17.0% February 2017 April 10, 2017
Housing Market - Canada -2.6% February 2017 April 14, 2017
Housing Market - U.S.A. -3.7% February 2017 April 21, 2017
Housing Price Index (S&P/Case-Shiller, Composite 20) - U.S.A +5.7% January 2017 April 25, 2017
Key Interest Rate - Bank of Canada 0.5% N/A April 12, 2017
Annual Inflation Rate - Canada +2.0% February 2017 April 21, 2017
Gross Domestic Product - Canada +0.3% December 2016 March 31, 2017
Gross Domestic Product - Québec +0.5% 4th Quarter 2016 April 27, 2017
N/A = Non applicable - N/AV = Non available