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.
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%
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.