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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: March, 2019

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - FEBRUARY 2019

In Nova Scotia February 2019, (seasonally-adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour Force decreased 0.1 per cent (-700) from January 2019 to 498,500 and increased 0.8 per cent (3,900) over February 2018.
  • Employment increased 0.3 per cent (1,400) from January 2019 to 466,500 and increased 2.4 per cent (10,800) over February 2018.
  • Unemployment decreased 6.1 per cent (-2,100) from January 2019 to 32,100 and decreased 17.5 per cent...

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - FEBRUARY 2019

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment increased by 1,400 to 466,500 in February 2019. This marks the eighth consecutive month of employment growth and the highest level of employment in the 43-year history of the labour force survey.

Compared to January, Nova Scotia’s labour force decreased by 700 to 498,500 in February. Unemployment declined by 2,100, and with employment increasing, the net result was a 0.5 percentage point decrease in the seasonally adjusted unemployme...

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COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES Q4 2018

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employee compensation (wages+salaries+employer social contributions) increased 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $5.86 billion. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 compensation was up 3.3 per cent, a faster pace than the previous four quarters.

The wages and salaries portion of employee compensation was up 0.6 per cent...

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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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