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LMI Dashboard – Q2 2020 Update

  • Covid-19 did not hit the North Shore region as hard as others.
  • Employment dropped by 12% from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • The unemployment rate rose from 7.8% to 11.6% from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • Accommodation and food services employment only dropped 7% from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • Personal and professional services employment is down 26% and primary industries employment down 56%.
  • Public sector employment is up year-over-year (May 2019 to May 2020).
  • Construction employment is up year-over-year (May 2019 to May 2020).
  • The number of people collecting EI rose slighty year-over-year but the data is only through February.
  • In the past month there have been 37 new job postings in Pictou (Job Bank)
  • In the past month there have been 41 new job postings in Trenton and 35 in Stellerton (Job Bank)
  • The top jobs were retail sales, nurses aides, cleaners and accounting clerks.
  • In the media, there were stories about shortages of farm and fish processing workers and the NSCC moves fully online in the fall.