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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:

Thomas Storring
Director of Economics/Statistics
Tel:902-424-2410
Email: Thomas.Storring@novascotia.ca


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Currently displaying information released on: January, 2023

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY, DECEMBER 2022

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS, ANNUAL 2022

Ages 15+ (2022 vs 2021, annual averages)

Compared with the annual average from 2021, Nova Scotia's population of working age grew by 19,000 (+2.3%) on average in 2022.  The labour force increased at a slower pace (+6,200 or +1.2%) while employment grew faster (+15,600 or +3.4%).  With stronger growth in employment than labour force, Nova Scotia's annual average unemployment rate fell to 6.5% - the lowest annual average since the early 1970s. 

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JOB VACANCIES AND WAGES, Q3 2022

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly job vacancy and wage survey (unadjusted for seasonality) for the third quarter of 2022. Data collection activities were suspended from the start of the pandemic in March to September 2020. There remains a gap in the dataset for this survey.

This release provides data on the portion of jobs in a particular region, sector or occupation that are vacant. It also provides information on the wages offered on vacant positions as well as...

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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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