Atlantic Labour Market Brief: August 2021

Canada

  • Employment grew at a strong pace in August, up from the prior month by 90,200 jobs.
  • The growth occurred in both full-time and part-time positions.
  • The rate of unemployment fell sharply, going from 7.5% to 7.1%, reaching its lowest point since
  • The goods-producing sector lost jobs in August (-2,600), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 92,900 jobs.

Labour Force: 20,414,100 (+8,800)
Employment: 18,974,100 (+90,200)

 

Atlantic Canada

  • Employment grew at a strong pace in August, up from the prior month by 5,600 jobs.
  • The growth occurred in both full-time and part-time positions, though primarily part-time.
  • The unemployment rate fell in the month to 9.4%, influenced by the solid job gains.
  • The goods-producing sector lost jobs in August (-2,900), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 8,400 jobs.

Labour Force: 1,237,000 (+2,400)
Employment: 1,121,100 (+5,600)

 

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 504,600
  • Employment: 465,100
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.8%
  • Labour Force Change: +1,300
  • Employment Change: +3,900
  • Unemployment Rate Change: -0.6

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