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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: November, 2018

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - OCTOBER 2018

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

  • Labour Force increased 0.2% (800) from September 2018 to 495,500 and increased 0.9% (4,200) over October 2017.
  • Employment increased 0.3% (1,300) from September 2018 to 457,500 and increased 2.1% (9,500) over October 2017.
  • Unemployment decreased 1.0% (-400) from September 2018 to 38,100 and decreased 12.2% (-5,300) over October 2017.
  • Unemployment rate decreased...

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - OCTOBER 2018

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment increased by 1,300 to 457,500 in October 2018. This is the first time that there were four consecutive months of employment growth since the beginning of 2013. The employment level has remained over 450,000 since December 2017.

Compared to September, Nova Scotia’s labour force increased by 800 to 495,500 in October. With labour demand growing at a slightly faster pace than labour supply, the net result was a 0.1 percentage point decl...

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JOB VACANCIES AND WAGES, 2018Q2

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly job vacancy and wage survey (unadjusted for seasonality) for the second quarter of 2018. This data provides insight into what portion of jobs in a particular region, sector or occupation are vacant.  It also provides information on the wages offered and specific requirements for each type of vacant job.  A higher job vacancy rate indicates a tighter labour market where it is more difficult for employers to find suitable candidates for the...

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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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