Canada

Employment grew at a strong pace in September, up from the prior month by 378,200 jobs, making it the fifth consecutive monthly gain. The growth occurred in both full-time and part-time positions, though primarily full-time.

The rate of unemployment fell sharply, going from 10.2% to 9.0%, influenced by the solid job gains.

The goods-producing sector added jobs (+75,100), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 303,100 jobs.

Labour Force: 20,302,500 (+163,900)
Employment: 18,469,900 (+378,200)

Atlantic Canada

Employment grew at a strong pace in September, up from the prior month by 17,100 jobs, making it the fifth consecutive monthly gain. Full-time jobs increased alongside fewer part-time.

The unemployment rate fell in the month to 10.3%, influenced by the solid job gains.

The goods-producing sector lost jobs in September (-800), while the services-producing sector sawgrowth of 17,700 jobs.

Labour Force: 1,223,100 (+14,600)
Employment: 1,097,500 (+17,100)

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 494,500
  • Employment: 455,700
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.9%
  • Labour Force Change: 0
  • Employment Change: +12,000
  • Unemployment Rate Change: -2.4

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