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LMI Dashboard – Q3 2023 Update

  • The size of the workforce in May 2023 was down 9% from May 2022.
  • Employment was down 5% year over year (-2,600).
  • The unemployment rate dropped again to 11.5%.
  • Tourism-related employment in May was still not back to pre-pandemic levels.
  • Public sector employment is up 11% year-over-year in May (+2,200).
  • Manufacturing employment continued to be weak (-800 in May versus last year).
  • Construction employment was up 8% (+300 in May).
  • Personal and professional services employment was up 13% (not back to pre-pandemic).
  • The number of EI claimants dropped 18% in April vs. April 2022.
  • Immigration is off to a strong start in 2023 (290 PR admissions between Jan-April).
  • The number of job vacancies was 13% lower in Q1 2023 compared to a year earlier) – still double the pre-pandemic level.
  • Sales and service jobs and health-related jobs are the most in-demand.

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