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

Canada

  • Employment fell sharply in June, down from the previous month by 43,200 jobs.
  • The job reductions occurred in both full-time and part-time positions, though primarily part-time.
  • The unemployment rate declined slightly in June to 4.9%, reaching its lowest point since the survey began in 1976.
  • The goods-producing sector added jobs (+32,500), while the service sector saw job reductions of 75,700.

Labour Force: 20,600,600 (-97,500)
Employment: 19,597,100 (-43,200)

 

Atlantic Canada

  • Employment declined during the month by 3,300 jobs.
  • There were fewer full-time jobs, while part-time jobs held steady.
  • The unemployment rate fell in the month to 7.2%, reaching its lowest point since the survey began in 1976.
  • The goods-producing sector lost jobs in June (-3,400), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 400 jobs.

Labour Force: 1,251,700 (-8,700)
Employment: 1,161,900 (-3,300)

 

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 515,500
  • Employment: 479,500
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
  • Labour Force Change: +1,700
  • Employment Change: +100
  • Unemployment Rate Change: +0.3

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