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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

November 08, 2019
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - OCTOBER 2019

In Nova Scotia October 2019, (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force increased 1.1 per cent (5,300) from September 2019 to 508,300 and increased 2.6 per cent (13,000) over October 2018
  • Employment increased 0.1 per cent (600) from September 2019 to 467,500 and increased 2.1 per cent (9,800) over October 2018
  • Unemployment increased 13.3 per cent (4,800) from September 2019 to 40,900 and increased 8.5 per cent (3,200) over October 2018
  • Unemployment Rate increased 0.8 percentage points from September 2019 to 8.0 per cent.

In Canada October 2019, (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force remains virtually unchanged (7,600) from September 2019 at 20,286,000 and increased 2.2 per cent (427,200) over October 2018
  • Employment decreased (1,800) from September 2019 at 19,163,400 and increased 2.4 per cent (442,500) over October 2018
  • Unemployment increased 0.9 per cent (9,500) from September 2019 to 1,122,700 and decreased 1.3 per cent (15,100) over October 2018
  • Unemployment Rate remains virtually unchanged from September 2019 at 5.5 per cent.

In Halifax October 2019, (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force increased 0.3 per cent (800) from September 2019 to 258,200 and increased 2.5 per cent (6,400) over October 2018
  • Employment remains virtually unchanged (100) from September 2019 at 242,900 and increased 3.2 per cent (7,500) over October 2018
  • Unemployment increased 4.8 per cent (700) from September 2019 to 15,300 and decreased 6.7 per cent (1,100) over October 2018
  • Unemployment Rate increased 0.2 percentage points from September 2019 to 5.9 per cent

 

 Statistics Canada Quotes

"While employment in Nova Scotia was little changed in October, the unemployment rate increased 0.8 percentage points to 8.0% as more people searched for work. Year over year, employment was up by 9,800 (+2.1 %)."

 

References

Statistics Canada Cat. No. 71-001-X

Table  14-10-0287-01   Labour force characteristics, monthly, seasonally adjusted and trend-cycle, last 5 months

Table  14-10-0294-01   Labour force characteristics by census metropolitan area, three-month moving average, seasonally adjusted



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