- Online job postings followed a seasonal pattern from 2018 to 2020 with peak postings taking place in the spring and lows occurring in December (except for 2020).
- Since January 2018, the highest number of online job postings were in April 2018 and the least was seen in April 2020.
- In 2018, the average monthly online job postings were 6,768 and fell to 6,108 in 2019.
- In 2020, average monthly job postings declined to 4,320 due to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In 2021, average monthly online job postings rebounded to 6,688. Online job postings have been trended upward through all of 2021, and into January of 2022.
Job Postings by Occupation
- The overall number of new jobs posted online increased by 54.8% in 2021 compared to 2020, as the Nova Scotian economy recovered.
- Online job postings increased in all occupational categories.
- Business, finance, and administration occupations had the highest increase, at 72.4%.
- Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services posted the lowest increase, at 33.5%.
- Usually, occupations with higher job vacancy rates, high turnover, and/or requirements for scarce qualifications may show high levels of online job postings compared to others.