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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: November, 2017

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - OCTOBER 2017

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

  • Labour force decreased 0.2% (-1,000) from September 2017 to 490,200 and increased 1.6% (+7,700) over October 2016.
  • Employment increased 0.2% (+700) from September  2017 to 447,600 and increased 0.5% (+2,200) over October 2016.
  • Unemployment decreased 3.8% (-1,700) from September 2017 to 42,600 and increased 14.8% (+5,500) over October 2016.
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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - OCTOBER 2017

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment increased by 700 to 447,600 in October 2017.  This is the first back-to back monthly employment increase since the start of 2017. 

Compared to September, Nova Scotia’s labour force decreased by 1,000 to 490,200 in October. With a falling labour supply combined with a slight increase in labour demand, the net result was a 0.3 percentage point decline in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 8.7 per ce...

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JOB VACANCIES AND WAGES, 2017Q2

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly job vacancy and wage survey (unadjusted for seasonality). This data provides insight into what portion of jobs in a particular region, sector or occupation are vacant.  It also provides information on the wages offered and specific requirements for each type of vacant job.  A higher job vacancy rate indicates a tighter labour market where it is more difficult for employers to find suitable candidates for the positions offered.  A low...

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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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