Highlights for Construction from the latest on ‘Employment, Earnings and Hours,’ ‘Job Vacancies’ and ‘Nova Scotia Population Estimates’

The following statistics were released by the Economics and Statistics Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Finance between June 22 and June 24, 2022, and each reflect numbers reported in April 2022.


Highlights for Nova Scotia Population Estimates
  • Nova Scotia’s population was 1,007,049 as of April 1, 2022.
    • This continues Nova Scotia’s accelerated population growth – rising by 4,436 (+0.45%) from January 1, 2022.
    • This is the largest population increase for the January 1 – March 31 period in quarterly data going back to 1971.

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Highlights for Job Vacancies
  • Nova Scotia had 20,130 job vacancies in April 2022 with a vacancy rate of 4.9%. Canadian employers were actively recruiting for 1,001,135 positions in April with a vacancy rate of 5.8%.
  • The number of vacancies at the national level was at the highest since the survey started in October 2020.

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Highlights for Employment, Earnings and Hours
  • Payroll Employment: In January-April 2022, payroll employment was up 2.5% in Nova Scotia’s goods producing sectors compared to January-April 2021.
    • Goods sector payroll employment was up in all sub-sectors except forestry/logging, with construction (+3.6%) recording the largest gain.
  • Earnings: Nova Scotians’ average weekly earnings (including overtime, seasonally adjusted) increased 2.5% (+$25.42) from March 2022 to $1,030.15 in April 2022.
    • Average weekly wages were up 7.8% compared to April 2021.

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