Atlantic Labour Market Brief: November 2021

Canada

  • Employment grew at a strong pace in November, up from the prior month by 153,700 jobs, making it the sixth consecutive monthly gain.
  • The growth occurred in both full-time and part-time positions.
  • The rate of unemployment fell sharply, going from 6.7% to 6.0%, reaching its lowest point since February 2020.
  • The goods-producing sector added jobs (+26,400), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 127,200 jobs.

Labour Force: 20,560,000 (+32,000)
Employment: 19,316,100 (+153,700)

 

Atlantic Canada

  • Employment grew at a strong pace in November, up from the prior month by 16,700 jobs, making it the sixth consecutive monthly gain.
  • Full-time jobs increased alongside fewer part-time.
  • The rate of unemployment fell sharply, going from 9.7% to 8.7%, reaching its lowest point since
  • The goods-producing sector added jobs (+8,900), while the services-producing sector saw growth of 8,100 jobs.

Labour Force: 1,257,700 (+4,500)
Employment: 1,147,900 (+16,700)

 

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 512,100
  • Employment: 470,400
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.1%
  • Labour Force Change: +3,300
  • Employment Change: +3,700
  • Unemployment Rate Change: -0.2

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