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

August 07, 2020
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - JULY 2020

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

  • Labour force decreased 1.7 per cent (8,500) from June 2020 to 489,200 and decreased 2.1 per cent  (10,700) over July 2019
  • Employment increased 0.8 per cent (3,400) from June 2020 to 436,500 and decreased 5.6 per cent (26,100) over July 2019
  • Unemployment decreased 18.3 per cent (11,800) from June 2020 to 52,800 and increased 41.6 per cent (15,500) over July 2019
  • Unemployment Rate decreased 2.2 percentage points from June 2020 to 10.8 per cent.

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

  • Labour force increased 0.8 per cent (149,500) from June 2020 to 20,029,500 and decreased 0.8 per cent (161,700) over July 2019
  • Employment increased 2.4 per cent (418,500) from June 2020 to 17,845,900 and decreased 6.3 per cent (1,192,000) over July 2019
  • Unemployment decreased 11.0 per cent (269,000) from June 2020 to 2,183,600 and increased 89.3 per cent (1,030,300) over July 2019
  • Unemployment Rate decreased 1.4 percentage points from June 2020 to 10.9 per cent.

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

  • Labour force increased 3.1 per cent (7,500) from June 2020 to 253,300 and decreased 1.9 per cent (4,900) over July 2019
  • Employment increased 4.2 per cent (9,000) from June 2020 to 225,600 and decreased 7.7 per cent (18,800) over July 2019
  • Unemployment decreased 5.1 per cent (1,500) from June 2020 to 27,700 and increased 100.7 per cent (13,900) over July 2019
  • Unemployment Rate decreased 1 percentage points from June 2020 to 10.9 per cent

 

Statistics Canada Quotes

"In Nova Scotia, employment rose by 3,400 (+0.8%) in July, reaching 92.7% of its February level. The unemployment rate in the province declined by 2.2 percentage points to 10.8%."

 

 

 

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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