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

April 09, 2021
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - MARCH 2021

MONTH OVER MONTH (Mar 2021 vs Feb 2021, seasonally adjusted)

In Nova Scotia,

  • Labour force increased 0.9% (4,500) to 510,700
  • Employment increased 0.3% (1,600) to 466,800
  • Unemployment increased 7.1% (2,900) to 43,900
  • Unemployment Rate increased 0.5 percentage points to 8.6%.

In Canada, 

  • Labour force increased 0.8% (154,900) to 20,351,100
  • Employment increased 1.6% (303,100) to 18,834,300
  • Unemployment decreased 8.9% (148,400) to 1,516,700
  • Unemployment Rate decreased 0.7 percentage points to 7.5%.

In Halifax,  (3-month moving average) 

  • Labour force increased 1.1% (2,900) to 264,100
  • Employment increased 1.0% (2,400) to 242,500
  • Unemployment increased 2.4% (500) to 21,600
  • Unemployment Rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 8.2%

 

YEAR OVER YEAR (Mar 2021 vs Mar 2020, seasonally adjusted)

In Nova Scotia,

  • Labour force increased 5.0% (24,200)
  • Employment increased 5.9% (26,000)
  • Unemployment decreased 4.1% (1,900)
  • Unemployment Rate decreased 0.8 percentage points

In Canada,

  • Labour force increased 3.4% (663,500)
  • Employment increased 3.9% (700,500)
  • Unemployment decreased 2.4% (37,100)
  • Unemployment Rate decreased 0.4 percentage points

In Halifax, (3-month moving average)

  • Labour force decreased 5.9% (14,700)
  • Employment increased 4.6% (10,600)
  • Unemployment increased 23.4% (4,100)
  • Unemployment Rate increased 1.2 percentage points

 

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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