NS Economy Shows Resilience with Employment Growing by 10,000 in November

Nova Scotia employment was up 10,000 to 468,500 in November. This monthly gain was concentrated in full-time employment, and rose to 383,200, which is the highest level of full-time employment on record.


The province has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada at 6.4 per cent. This was the first instance that this has happened in the 44 years of the Statistics Canada monthly Labour Force Survey.


In addition, employment among females (initially among the hardest hit by job losses) has almost recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

The national unemployment rate fell to 8.5 per cent in November.


To see the daily statistics from the Finance and Treasury Board, please visit: https://www.novascotia.ca/finance/statistics/default.asp