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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, 2017

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - FEBRUARY 2017

In Nova Scotia February 2017 (seasonally-adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force decreased 1.1% (-5,500) from January 2017 to 485,000 and decreased 0.8% (-3,800) over February 2016.
  • Employment decreased 1.5% (-6,800) from January 2017 to 445,900 and increased 0.4% (+1,700) over February 2016.
  • Unemployment increased 3.2% (+1,200) from January 2017 to 39,100 and decreased 12.3% (-5,500) over February 2016.
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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - FEBRUARY 2017

LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - February 2017

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment declined by 6,800 to 445,900 in February 2017. This decline follows four months of growth starting in October 2016.

Compared to January, Nova Scotia’s labour force decreased by 5,500 to 485,000 in February. With labour demand falling at a faster pace than the labour force, the net result was a 0.4 percentage point increase in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate...

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COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES Q4 2016

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employee compensation (wages+salaries+employer social contributions) increased 0.6 per cent in the 4th quarter 2016 at $5.59 billion. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 compensation was up 1.3 per cent.

The wages and salaries portion of employee compensation was also up 0.6 per cent at $4.77 billion; an increase of 1.3 per cent ov...

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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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