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Newfoundland and Labrador Market Basket Measure of Low Income

A person in low income is someone whose disposable family income falls below the cost of the market basket in their community.

Bankruptcy Statistics

Bankruptcy is a formal process whereby debtors who cannot meet their obligations sign over all of their assets, except those exempt by law, to a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT). The LIT's role includes selling off those assets to satisfy outstanding debts. Once debtors have formally declared bankruptcy, lawsuits by creditors are stayed and garnishments against debtors' salaries stop.

Debt and Credit Usage Newfoundland and Labrador

Equifax and Transunion are consumer credit reporting agencies. They collect and aggregate debt information on individual consumers and businesses worldwide. Information shown in the following piktochart was obtained from Equifax and Transunion's published information as well as Statistics Canada.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hospital Morbidity

Hospital Morbidity is the number of separations from hospitals including discharges, transfers and deaths. Separations are based on the most responsible diagnosis which causes a patient to stay in hospital.

Housing Statistics in Newfoundland and Labrador

The housing landscape in Canada has changed over the past decade, with record low interest rates since the 2008-2009 recession, and rising home prices. Having a home affects almost every aspect of life. As such, housing data are important to informing a number of policies at all levels of government which are aimed at helping Canadians access safe, adequate and affordable housing. The 2016 census describes key housing indicators, such as household type and the rate of homeownership.

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July 2018 Labour Force Survey

The Labour Force Survey is a monthly survey which measures the current state of the Canadian labour market and is used, among other things, to calculate the national, provincial, territorial and regional employment and unemployment rates.

Newfoundland and Labrador Nutritious Food Basket

The Regional Nutritionists and Community Dietitians in the Regional Health Authorities, in cooperation with the Department of Health and Community Services and the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency, collect pricing information for the Newfoundland and Labrador Nutritious Food Basket on an annual basis. Communities are selected based on population and availability of stores. Both large and small chain stores from each region are included in the pricing process.