Atlantic Labour Market Brief: July 2022 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry
Atlantic Labour Market Brief: July 2022

Canada

  • The number of people employed declined in July by 30,600 jobs.
  • The job reductions occurred in both full-time and part-time positions
  • The rate of unemployment saw no change from last month, remaining at 4.9%.
  • The goods-producing sector added jobs (+22,600), while the service sector saw job reductions of 53,200.

Labour Force: 20,573,600 (-27,000)
Employment: 19,566,500 (-30,600)

 

Atlantic Canada

  • Fewer people were working in July as employment fell by 600 jobs, making it the third consecutive monthly decline.
  • Full-time jobs increased alongside fewer part-time.
  • The unemployment rate declined slightly in July to 7.1%, reaching its lowest point since the survey began in 1976.
  • The goods-producing sector added jobs (+2,600), while the service sector saw job reductions of 3,300.

Labour Force: 1,250,600 (-1,100)
Employment: 1,161,300 (-600)

 

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 511,100
  • Employment: 481,100
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
  • Labour Force Change: -4,400
  • Employment Change: +1,600
  • Unemployment Rate Change: -1.1

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