Canada

Employment grew at a strong pace in October, up from the prior month by 83,600 jobs, making it the sixth consecutive monthly gain.

The growth occurred in both full-time and part-time positions, though primarily full-time.

The unemployment rate declined slightly in October to 8.9%, influenced by the solid job gains.

The goods-producing sector added jobs (+17,600), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 66,000 jobs.

Labour Force: 20,370,300 (+67,800)
Employment: 18,553,500 (+83,600)

Atlantic Canada

Employment grew at a strong pace in October, up from the prior month by 12,200 jobs, making it the sixth consecutive monthly gain.

Full-time jobs increased alongside fewer part-time.

The unemployment rate fell in the month to 10.1%, influenced by the solid job gains.

The goods-producing sector added jobs (+4,600), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 7,600 jobs.

Labour Force: 1,234,300 (+11,200)
Employment: 1,109,700 (+12,200)

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 502,400
  • Employment: 458,500
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.7%
  • Labour Force Change: +7,900
  • Employment Change: +2,800
  • Unemployment Rate Change: +0.8

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