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LMI Dashboard – Q1 2020 Update
- The North Shore labour force expanded by 7% between February 2019 and 2020 while employment increased by 4%.
- The unemployment rate, however; jumped by 35%, likely due to the influence of the Northern Pulp closure.
- There were an estimated 8,300 working in manufacturing across the North Shore region in February 2020 - a big jump over 2019.
- Public sector employment rose by 10% year-over-year in February 2020 but is still off its high in February 2017.
- The number of people collecting EI benefits in February declined slightly by 1% year over year (Antigonish and Guysborough counties combined).
- The number of job vacancies in the North Shore rose slighly in Q3 2019 compared to the previous year.
- The job vacancy rate (2.9%) is now the highest it has been since Statistics Canada started tracking the data in 2015.
- The number of vacant labourer in manufacturing jobs jumped to 195 in Q3 2019.
- K-12 enrolment in Antigonish and Guysborough counties declined by 0.9% in 2019-2020 compared to the previous year.
- In 2019, the total population in Antigonish and Guysborough counties rose slightly (+0.1%) compared to 2018.
- The number of immigrants settling in the two counties combined rose slightly in 2019 (from 66 in 2018 to 81 in 2019).
- The region is attracting more from outside the province. Net interprovincial migration in Antigonish and Guysborough counties was +80 in 2019.
- Net intraprovincial migration in Antigonish and Guysborough counties was moderately negative in 2019 (-85).
Workforce Related Media
- Xplornet announces fibre expansion in rural Nova Scotia - February 2020
- Labour force shortage a unifying challenge in Atlantic Canada according to BuildForce - February 2020
- A 'demographic tsunami' is about to make Canada's trucker shortage even worse - December 2019
- New distillery opening in Antigonish - February 2020
- Nova Scotia Welcomes Record Breaking Number of Immigrants - February 2020
- Port Hawkesbury YMCA to close - February 2020
- NS government Announces Largest Increase to Minimum Wage in a Decade - January 2020
- Recruitment of medical laboratory technologists to rural NS is a challenge - January 2020
- APEC report finds about 50% of businesses in the region report staff recruitment and retention challenges - January 2020