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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: May, 2022

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - APRIL 2022

MONTH OVER MONTH (Apr-22 vs Mar-22, seasonally adjusted)

In Nova Scotia,

  • Labour force increased 3,800 (0.7%) to 512,100
  • Employment increased 5,900 (1.2%) to 481,500
  • Unemployment decreased 2,200 (-6.7%) to 30,600
  • Unemployment Rate decreased 0.5 percentage points to 6.0%

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - APRIL 2022

Labour force survey results reflect the period from April 10 to 16. Most capacity limits implemented to contain the Omicron variant of COVID-19 had been lifted, although some masking, vaccination proof, or testing remained in some settings in some provinces. Nova Scotia moved into phase 3 reopening on March 21, 2022, and changes since then are first reflected in the April 2022 results.

Ages 15+ (April 2022 vs March 2022, seasonally adjusted)

Nova Scotia's sea...

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JOB VACANCIES AND WAGES, Q4 2021

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly job vacancy and wage survey (unadjusted for seasonality) for the fourth quarter of 2021. 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 a...

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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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