Job Vacancy & Wage Survey
Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, 1st Quarter in 2022: Nova Scotia Highlights
The number of job vacancies in Nova Scotia fell by 9.6% to 18,375 in the first quarter of 2022. Typically there is more slack in the labour market in the winter months (job vacancy data is unadjusted for seasonality). The vacancy rate is higher than one year ago (there were 12,780 vacancies in Q1 of 2021).
Job vacancies in 2022 Q1 in Nova Scotia decreased by 1,955 (‐9.6%) compared to last quarter.
The average offered hourly wage is $20.90, up $1.30 compared to last quarter.
During the last quarter all economic regions posted wage gains for vacant positions, led by the Cape Breton region (+9.9%), followed by the North Shore region (+7.3%), the Southern region (+6.5%), the Annapolis Valley region (+6.2%), and the Halifax region (+4.8%).
- The job vacancy rate, the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand (the sum of occupied and vacant jobs), fell by 0.4 percentage points in 2022 Q1 to 4.4%.
Source: Source: Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, Table 14-10-0325-01, Unadjusted for Seasonality.
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