Atlantic Labour Market Brief: January 2022 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry
Atlantic Labour Market Brief: January 2022

Canada

  • Employment fell sharply in January, down from the previous month by 200,100 jobs.
  • The job reductions occurred in both full-time and part-time positions.
  • The rate of unemployment rose sharply, going from 6.0% to 6.5%, influenced by the job reductions.
  • The goods-producing sector added jobs (+22,900), while the service sector saw job reductions of 223,100.

Labour Force: 20,517,900 (-94,400)
Employment: 19,176,100 (-200,100)

 

Atlantic Canada

  • Employment fell sharply in January, down from the previous month by 7,200 jobs.
  • Full-time jobs increased alongside fewer part-time.
  • The rate of unemployment saw no change from last month, remaining at 8.9%.
  • The goods-producing sector added jobs (+4,700), while the service sector saw job reductions of 11,900.

Labour Force: 1,242,100 (-7,900)
Employment: 1,132,100 (-7,200)

 

Nova Scotia

  • Labour Force: 508,400
  • Employment: 472,600
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
  • Labour Force Change: -3,000
  • Employment Change: +2,700
  • Unemployment Rate Change: -1.1

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