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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).