Canada

Employment fell sharply in December, down from the previous month by 62,600 jobs.

Full-time jobs increased alongside fewer part-time.

The unemployment rate increased slightly in December to 8.6%, influenced by the job reductions.

The goods-producing sector added jobs (+11,300), while the service sector saw job reductions of 74,000.

Labour Force: 20,308,800 (-42,000)
Employment: 18,553,000 (-62,600)

Atlantic Canada

Employment fell sharply in December, down from the previous month by 12,600 jobs.

The job reductions occurred in both full-time and part-time positions.

The rate of unemployment rose sharply, going from 8.9% to 9.7%, influenced by the job reductions.

The goods-producing sector lost jobs in December (-3,900), while the service sector saw job reductions of 8,500.

Labour Force: 1,234,500 (-2,600)
Employment: 1,114,600 (-12,600)

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 502,300
  • Employment: 458,900
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.6%
  • Labour Force Change: +1,600
  • Employment Change: -9,600
  • Unemployment Rate Change: +2.2

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