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September 04, 2015
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - AUGUST 2015

In Nova Scotia August 2015 (seasonally-adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

- Labour force decreased 0.1% (-700) from July 2015 to 488,600 and was virtually unchanged (-100) compared to August 2014.

- Employment decreased 0.4% (-1,800) from July 2015 to 447,700 and increased 0.2% (+1,000) over August 2014.

- Unemployment increased 2.8% (+1,100) from July 2015 to 40,900 and decreased 2.9% (-1,200) over August 2014.

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September 04, 2015
LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - AUGUST 2015

TRENDS

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment decreased by 1,800 in August 2015 to 447,700. This follows an increase of 3,100 jobs in July and a drop of 300 in June.

Compared to July, the labour force has decreased by 700 ...

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September 04, 2015
CANADA BUSINESS SECTOR LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY, 2ND QUARTER 2015

 
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses declined by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2015, as the output decreased 0.3%, while the hours worked increased 0.3%. The output decline was mainly attributable to goods-producing businesses. The output in service-producing businesses advanced 0.8%, after no growth in the first quarter of 2015.


The overall productivi...

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September 04, 2015
US EMPLOYMENT, AUGUST 2015

US employment growth slowed to +173,000 in August, slower than the average pace of growth reported over the previous 12 months (+247,000).  

With a stable labour force participation rate at 62.6 per cent, the US unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent while the employment-to-population ratio was little changed at 59.4 per cent.  

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