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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: January, 2019

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - DECEMBER 2018

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

  • Labour Force increased 0.3 per cent (1,500) from November 2018 to 494,000 and remains virtually unchanged (200) over December 2017.
  • Employment increased 0.3 per cent (1,400) from November 2018 to 459,100 and increased 1.1 per cent (4,900) over December 2017.
  • Unemployment increased 0.6 per cent (200) from November 2018 to 34,900 and decreased 11.9 per...

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - DECEMBER 2018 AND 2018 ANNUAL

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment increased by 1,400 to 459,100 in December 2018. This marks the sixth consecutive month of employment growth since 2007. The employment level has remained over 450,000 since December 2017.

Compared to November, Nova Scotia’s labour force increased by 1,500 to 494,000 in December. Unemployment declined by 200, and with labour supply growing faster than unemployment, net result was a 0.1 percentage point increase in the seasonally adjus...

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JOB VACANCIES AND WAGES, 2018Q3

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly job vacancy and wage survey (unadjusted for seasonality) for the third 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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