Ottawa's annual inflation rate hit 3.2 per cent in July, up from 2.5 per cent in June
Consumer prices up across Canada due in part to higher energy prices, especially gasoline.
Ottawa’s hot economy continues to add jobs month after month, leading to the region’s tightest labour market in a generation.
Amid overall positive jobs report, tech sector sheds 2,700 jobs
Since the start of this year alone, local employers have collectively hired 21,300 net new staff.
Businesses and organizations in the National Capital Region have added 12,100 new positions during the first quarter, raising the number of employed residents to an all-time high of 736,900.
The National Capital Region continued to lower its unemployment rate in January, adding 4,600 jobs in the first month of the year according to data released Friday by Statistics Canada.
A Bank of Canada speech, Statistics Canada job figures and WestJet earnings are among the stories to watch this coming week in Canadian business.
Statistics Canada says the economy grew 0.4 per cent in November, helped by strength in the manufacturing sector.
Grocery chain Metro Inc. will report its first-quarter results and NAFTA talks wrap up round six this week.