Job Vacancy & Wage Survey
Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, 2nd Quarter in 2023: Nova Scotia Highlights
The number of job vacancies in Nova Scotia increased by 9.7% to 20,580 in Q2 of 2023. The job vacancy rate fell 0.7 percentage points compared to one year ago to 4.7% (there were 23,360 job vacancies in Q2 of 2022).
Job vacancies in Q2 of 2023 in Nova Scotia increased by 1,815 (9.7%) compared to Q1 of 2023.
The job vacancy rate, the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand (the sum of occupied and vacant jobs), increased by 0.3 percentage points in Q2 of 2023 (compared with Q1) to 4.7%.
The average offered hourly wage is $22.30, up $1.80 (+8.8%) year-over-year (compared to 2nd quarter of 2022).
During Q2 of 2023, two economic regions posted offered wage gains for vacant positions compared to the previous quarter (Halifax, +1.5%; and Annapolis Valley, +0.2%). In the remaining regions, the offered wage fell (Cape Breton, -8.5%; Southern, -8.1%; and North Shore, -2.9%).
- The average offered hourly wage increases, on average, with the educational requirements of the offered position.
Source: Source: Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, Table 14-10-0325-01, Unadjusted for Seasonality.
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