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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

August 09, 2019
LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - JULY 2019

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

  • Labour force decreased 0.5 per cent (-2,400) from June 2019 to 498,900 and increased 1.2 per cent (5,700) over July 2018
  • Employment decreased 1.3 per cent (-6,200) from June 2019 to 462,200 and increased 1.9 per cent (8,400) over July 2018
  • Unemployment increased 11.6 per cent (3,800) from June 2019 to 36,700 and decreased 6.6 per cent (-2,600) over July 2018
  • Unemployment Rate increased 0.8 percentage points from June 2019 to 7.4 per cent.

In Canada July 2019, (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force increased 0.1 per cent (11,200) from June 2019 to 20,180,300 and increased 1.7 per cent (342,300) over July 2018
  • Employment decreased 0.1 per cent (-24,200) from June 2019 to 19,030,400 and increased 1.9 per cent (353,000) over July 2018
  • Unemployment increased 3.2 per cent (35,500) from June 2019 to 1,149,900 and decreased 0.9 per cent (-10,700) over July 2018
  • Unemployment Rate increased 0.2 percentage points from June 2019 to 5.7 per cent.

In Halifax July 2019, (seasonally adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour force increased 0.6 per cent (1,500) from June 2019 to 257,800 and increased 3.3 per cent (8,300) over July 2018
  • Employment increased 0.6 per cent (1,400) from June 2019 to 244,400 and increased 4.7 per cent (11,000) over July 2018
  • Unemployment increased 0.8 per cent (100) from June 2019 to 13,400 and decreased 16.8 per cent (-2,700) over July 2018
  • Unemployment Rate remains virtually unchanged from June 2019 at 5.2 per cent

 

 Statistics Canada Quotes

"In Nova Scotia, employment fell by 6,200 in July, driven by decreases in part-time work. The unemployment rate increased by 0.8 percentage points to 7.4%. On a year-over-year basis, employment in the province was up 8,400 (+1.9%)."

References

Statistics Canada Cat. No. 71-001-X

Table  14-10-0287-01   Labour force characteristics, monthly, seasonally adjusted and trend-cycle, last 5 months

Table  14-10-0294-01   Labour force characteristics by census metropolitan area, three-month moving average, seasonally adjusted



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