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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: February, 2019

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - JANUARY 2019

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

  • Labour Force increased 1.1 per cent (5,400) from December 2018 to 499,200 and increased 1.1 per cent (5,300) over January 2018.
  • Employment increased 1.3 per cent (6,100) from December 2018 to 465,100 and increased 2.6 per cent (11,600) over January 2018.
  • Unemployment decreased 1.7 per cent (-600) from December 2018 to 34,200 and decreased 15.3 per cent (...

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS - JANUARY 2019

Nova Scotia's seasonally adjusted employment increased by 6,100 to 465,100 in January 2019. This marks the seventh consecutive month of employment growth and the highest level of employment in the 43-year history of the labour force survey.

Compared to December, Nova Scotia’s labour force increased by 5,400 to 499,200 in January. Unemployment declined by 600, and with employment increasing along with the labour force, the net result was a 0.1 percentage point decrease in the se...

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JOB VACANCIES AND WAGES, 2018Q3

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly job vacancy and wage survey (unadjusted for seasonality) for the third quarter of 2018. 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...

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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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