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LMI Dashboard – Q3 2023 Update

  • The workforce in May 2023 was unchanged from May 2022 (North Shore).
  • Employment was up 2% year over year (+1,000).
  • The unemployment rate dropped again to 6.5%.
  • 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 dipped (down 900 year over year).
  • Construction employment was down 24% (-1,600 in May).
  • The number of EI claimants dropped 30% in April vs. April 2022.
  • Immigration is off to a strong start in 2023 (45 PR admissions between Jan-April).
  • The number of job vacancies in the North Shore economic region was 2% higher in Q1 2023 compared to a year earlier).
  • At 4.9%, the job vacancy rate is double the level pre-pandemic.
  • Sales and service jobs and trades-related jobs are the most in-demand.

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