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Labour Market Trends & Labour Force Survey (March 2021)
*Labour force survey results reflect the period from March 14 to 20. Compared to the previous reference week in February 2021, public health measures were less restrictive. Measures eased in Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.
Labour Force Survey – Highlights:
In Nova Scotia, Month over month —
Labour force increased 0.9% (4,500) to 510,700
Employment increased 0.3% (1,600) to 466,800
Unemployment increased 7.1% (2,900) to 43,900
Unemployment Rate increased 0.5 percentage points to 8.6%.