Job Vacancy & Wage Survey
Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, 4th Quarter in 2022: Nova Scotia Highlights
The number of job vacancies in Nova Scotia decreased by 5.5% to 21,700 in Q4 of 2022. The vacancy rate is higher than one year ago (there were 20,330 vacancies in Q4 of 2021).
Job vacancies in Q4 of 2022 in Nova Scotia decreased by 1,260 (-5.5%) compared to last quarter
The average offered hourly wage is $21.88, up $1.05 (+5.0%) compared to last quarter.
During Q4 of 2022, all economic regions posted wage gains for vacant positions. The highest increase was in the Cape Breton region (+18.5%), followed by the Annapolis Valley (+4.5%), Halifax (+3.7%), Southern (+2.6%), and North Shore (+2.1%) regions.
- The average offered hourly wage increases, on average, with the educational requirements of the offered position.
The job vacancy rate, the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand (the sum of occupied and vacant jobs), decreased by 0.3 percentage points in Q4 of 2022 to 4.9%.
Source: Source: Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, Table 14-10-0325-01, Unadjusted for Seasonality.
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