Tag: Income

Data reveal pandemic’s mixed impact on incomes and poverty in Nova Scotia

The Canadian Income Survey (CIS) for 2021 released last week by Statistics Canada was probably predictable. After the unprecedented deluge of COVID-19 benefits from government raised household incomes and cut poverty rates in 2020, the CIS reported that the reduced flow of the mainly federal dollars led to a small drop in Canadians’ incomes and an increase in poverty in 2021. However, there was one surprise – Nova Scotia bucked at least part of the trend. Median after tax income for Canadian families and unattached individuals dropped from $69,000 in 2020 to $68,400 in 2021 while the percentage of...

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Starr’s Point Index #3

Percentage increase in reported COVID-19 deaths July 31-Aug. 31 Canada: 2.19% In the United States: 20.53% Worldwide: 26.42%[i] ******************* Countries reporting more than 100% increase in COVID-19 cases for August: Seven Country with greatest increase: Ethiopia 204.1% Country with second greatest increase: Philippines 150.9%[ii] ############### Percentage increase in reported COVID-19 cases in Canada July 31-Aug. 31: 11.7% Province with greatest increase July 31-Aug.31: Manitoba 196.8% Second largest: British Columbia 61.2% Nova Scotia increase: 1.68%[iii] %%%%%%%%%%%%%% Percentage increase in U.S. COVID-19 cases in August: 34.6% Number of countries in 37-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with case increases...

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Richard Starr, The man behind the Point

About Richard

RICHARD STARR has had careers as a journalist, public servant, broadcaster, political staffer and freelance policy adviser. He is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, a former radio and TV producer and weekly newspaper editor, and the author of three non-fiction books. Starr has lived in Dartmouth for more than 30 years.

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