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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: June, 2018

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - MAY 2018

In Nova Scotia May 2018, (seasonally-adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year):

  • Labour Force decreased 0.2% (-1,000) from April 2018 to 489,500 and increased 0.1% (500) over May 2017.
  • Employment decreased 0.8% (-3,600) from April 2018 to 454,100 and increased 1.0% (4,500) over May 2017.
  • Unemployment increased 7.9% (2,600) from April 2018 to 35,400 and decreased 10.2% (-4,000) over May 2017.
  • Unemployment rate increased 0.5 percentage points fro...

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - MAY 2018

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment decreased by 3,600 to 454,100 in May 2018.  This decrease follows an increase of 2,700 in April.  For the last 12 months, there has been 6 months of both losses and gains, with the gains larger than the declines.

Compared to April, Nova Scotia’s labour force decreased by 1,000 to 489,500 in April. The combination of a falling labour supply along with a faster decrease in labour demand pushed the seasonally adjusted unemploy...

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COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES Q1 2018

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employee compensation (wages+salaries+employer social contributions) increased 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2018 to $5.77 billion. Compared to the first quarter of 2017 compensation was up 3.3 per cent. Compensation of employees has grown year-over-year by at least 3 per cent in the past four quarters.

The wages and salari...

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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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