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

June 05, 2020
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - MAY 2020

In Nova Scotia May 2020,  (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force increased 4.0 per cent (17,900) from April 2020 to 467,500 and decreased 6.9 per cent  (34,800) over May 2019
  • Employment increased 2.2 per cent (8,600) from April 2020 to 404,200 and decreased 13.8 per cent (64,600) over May 2019
  • Unemployment increased 17.4 per cent (9,400) from April 2020 to 63,400 and increased 89.3 per cent (29,900) over May 2019
  • Unemployment Rate increased 1.6 percentage points from April 2020 to 13.6 per cent.

In Canada May 2020,  (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force increased 2.6 per cent (490,500) from April 2020 to 19,093,700 and decreased 5.2 per cent (1,049,000) over May 2019
  • Employment increased 1.8 per cent (289,600) from April 2020 to 16,474,500 and decreased 13.5 per cent (2,575,900) over May 2019
  • Unemployment increased 8.3 per cent (200,900) from April 2020 to 2,619,200 and increased 139.8 per cent (1,526,900) over May 2019
  • Unemployment Rate increased 0.7 percentage points from April 2020 to 13.7 per cent. 

In Halifax May 2020,  (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force decreased 2.7 per cent (6,600) from April 2020 to 241,600 and decreased 4.5 per cent (11,500) over May 2019
  • Employment decreased 4.3 per cent (9,700) from April 2020 to 216,300 and decreased 9.7 per cent (23,300) over May 2019
  • Unemployment increased 14.0 per cent (3,100) from April 2020 to 25,300 and increased 87.4 per cent (11,800) over May 2019
  • Unemployment Rate increased 1.6 percentage points from April 2020 to 10.5 per cent

 

 

 

 

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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