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Labour Force Survey and Labour Market Trends, July 2021
Labour force survey results reflect the period from July 11 to 17. Compared to the June reference week, public health restrictions were significantly eased around indoor and outdoor dining, recreation and cultural activities, retail shopping, and personal care services. Nova Scotia reopening plan moved to Phase 3 on June 30 and Phase 4 on July 14 (middle of reference week) with less stringent public health measures compared to June.
Nova Scotia Labour Market Trend Highlights for July 2021
Nova Scotia’s employment was 1.2% below the pre-COVID level of February 2020 with 5,800 fewer people employed.
Nova Scotia’s labour force increased 500 (+0.1%) to 503,300 in July.
Full-time employment was up 5,700 to 372,700 position and part-time employment declined 2,100 (-2.3%).
Nova Scotia Labour Force Survey Highlights for July 2021
MONTH OVER MONTH (Jul 2021 vs Jun 2021, seasonally adjusted)
In Nova Scotia,
Labour force increased 0.1% (500) to 503,300
Employment increased 0.8% (3,700) to 461,200
Unemployment decreased 7.1% (3,200) to 42,100
Unemployment Rate decreased 0.6 percentage points to 8.4%.
YEAR OVER YEAR (Jul 2021 vs Jul 2020, seasonally adjusted)