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Labour Market Report
The Labour Market Report is the Department of Finance & Treasury Board's monthly analytical publication, comprised of the latest information from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey, as well as other indicators which describe labour-related trends in Canada, such as Employment Insurance, Average weekly earnings, and total wages and salaries. Some indicators are measured at the national and provincial level, while others are reported at the level of the economic region.
For the latest information and historical data, please contact the individual listed below:

Mike Milloy
Planning and Development Officer
Tel:902-424-8800
Email: Mike.Milloy@novascotia.ca


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Currently displaying information released on: September, 2018

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - AUGUST 2018

In Nova Scotia August 2018, (seasonally-adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour Force increased 0.7% (3,500) from July 2018 to 496,100 and increased 1.5% (7,400) over August 2017.
  • Employment increased 0.3% (1,200) from July 2018 to 454,600 and increased 2.1% (9,200) over August 2017.
  • Unemployment increased 5.9% (2,300) from July 2018 to 41,500 and decreased 4.2% (-1,800) over August 2017.
  • Unemployment rate increased 0.4 percentage po...

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - AUGUST 2018

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment increased by 1,200 to 454,600 in July 2018.  This increase follows an increase of 1,000 in July. This is the first time this year there was a back-to-back increase the in seasonally adjusted employment.  The employment level has remained over 450,000 since December 2017.

Compared to July, Nova Scotia’s labour force increased by 3,500 to 496,100 in August. With labour supply growing at a faster pace than labour demand, the r...

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COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES Q2 2018

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employee compensation (wages+salaries+employer social contributions) increased 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 to $5.81 billion. Compared to the second quarter of 2017 compensation was up 2.0 per cent. Growth rates for the previous four quarters were faster than Q2 2018.

The wages and salaries portion of employee compensat...

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EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FEBRUARY 2015

In February 2015, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 580 persons (2.2%) from the previous month to 27,190 and increased by 160 persons (0.6%) over February 2014.

In February 2015, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits increased by 9,940 persons (2.0%) from the previous month to 509,780 and declined by 3,470 (-0.7%) over February ...

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EMPLOYMENT, EARNINGS AND HOURS, FEBRUARY 2015

Nova Scotians' average weekly earnings (including overtime, seasonally adjusted) decreased $3.98 per week (-0.5%) from January to $831.80 in February 2015.  This is 1.9 per cent above the level in February of last year. Canadians' average weekly wages increased 0.3 per cent from January to $951.40 in February 2015, a 2.7 percent increase over February 2014.



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