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LMI Dashboard – Q3 2018 Update

  • Overall population in slow decline. Key ratio: 25% over 65, 18% under 20.
  • Natural growth rate negative: 62 births per 100 deaths.
  • Migration rate has turned positive: From -80 per 10,000 population in 2014 to +31 per 10,000 in 2017.
  • Most of the migration is from interprovincial migration - people moving in from other provinces.
  • Employment up by 3,400 from July 2017 to July 2018. Unemployment rate drops to only 5.5%.
  • The number of job vacancies up 40% in Q1 2018 compared to Q1 2017. Average wage on offer $17.10, up slightly.
  • Manufacturing jobs up in July 2018 compared to recent years, public sector jobs down.
  • The number of Employment Insurance (EI) recipients in June 2018 down 4% year-over-year.