Labour Force Highlights for Construction

The following statistics were released on September 9, 2022. Click on the titles below to find full information from each dataset.

Labour Force Survey

Highlights for Nova Scotia — (Month-Over-Month)

  • Labour force increased 3,800 (+0.7%) to 514,900
  • Employment decreased 5,200 (-1.1%) to 475,900
  • Unemployment increased 9,000 (+30.0%) to 39,000
  • Unemployment Rate increased 1.7 percentage points to 7.6%
Labour Market Trends

Highlights for Nova Scotia

Industry of Employment ­– Month over month, the employment change from July to August reflected notable employment declines in education, construction, manufacturing, agriculture and personal/repair services. However, year over year, some of the largest gains have been experienced in construction, information/culture/recreation, professional/technical services, health/social assistance (including daycares), accommodation/food and manufacturing.

Hours Worked and Employment – There were year-to-date contractions in employment for agriculture, forestry/fishing/mining, utilities, wholesale/retail, transportation, education and public administration. Construction employment was also up substantially, but the gain in hours worked was less than the rise in employment.