Table 4-3
Selected labour force characteristics (seasonally adjusted) — Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia


Table summary
This table displays the results of nova scotia november 2012, december 2012, s.e. , change from, percent change from and last month, calculated using last month, last december, twelve months ago and                                                   in thousands (except rates) units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  November 2012 December 2012 S.E.  Note 1 Change from Percent change from
last month last December twelve months ago last month last December twelve months ago
                                                    in thousands (except rates)      
Both sexes, 15 years
and over
 
Population 780.7 780.8 Note ...: not applicable 0.1 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.2
Labour force 498.4 495.8 2.7 -2.6 -1.5 -1.5 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3
Employment 454.8 449.8 2.8 -5.0 -8.6 -8.6 -1.1 -1.9 -1.9
Employment full-time 366.0 363.2 3.5 -2.8 -6.3 -6.3 -0.8 -1.7 -1.7
Unemployment 43.7 46.1 2.4 2.4 7.2 7.2 5.5 18.5 18.5
Participation rate 63.8 63.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 8.8 9.3 0.5 0.5 1.5 1.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 58.3 57.6 0.4 -0.7 -1.2 -1.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 19.5 19.2 0.7 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years  
Population 117.2 117.2 Note ...: not applicable 0.0 -2.0 -2.0 0.0 -1.7 -1.7
Labour force 76.0 74.8 1.6 -1.2 -0.5 -0.5 -1.6 -0.7 -0.7
Employment 62.7 61.4 1.5 -1.3 -3.2 -3.2 -2.1 -5.0 -5.0
Unemployment 13.3 13.4 1.5 0.1 2.7 2.7 0.8 25.2 25.2
Participation rate 64.8 63.8 1.4 -1.0 0.6 0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 17.5 17.9 1.8 0.4 3.7 3.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 53.5 52.4 1.3 -1.1 -1.8 -1.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 48.3 49.3 2.5 1.0 -0.7 -0.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Men, 25 years and
over
 
Population 314.4 314.5 Note ...: not applicable 0.1 1.9 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.6
Labour force 213.4 212.3 1.4 -1.1 -2.1 -2.1 -0.5 -1.0 -1.0
Employment 196.7 194.0 1.6 -2.7 -3.9 -3.9 -1.4 -2.0 -2.0
Unemployment 16.7 18.3 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.8 9.6 10.9 10.9
Participation rate 67.9 67.5 0.5 -0.4 -1.1 -1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.8 8.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 62.6 61.7 0.5 -0.9 -1.6 -1.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 8.3 8.2 0.7 -0.1 1.1 1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Women, 25 years
and over
 
Population 349.0 349.1 Note ...: not applicable 0.1 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.4 0.4
Labour force 209.1 208.8 1.4 -0.3 1.2 1.2 -0.1 0.6 0.6
Employment 195.4 194.4 1.5 -1.0 -1.5 -1.5 -0.5 -0.8 -0.8
Unemployment 13.7 14.4 1.2 0.7 2.7 2.7 5.1 23.1 23.1
Participation rate 59.9 59.8 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.9 0.6 0.3 1.3 1.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 56.0 55.7 0.4 -0.3 -0.6 -0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 21.5 20.7 1.0 -0.8 -1.0 -1.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Industry 454.8 449.8 2.8 -5.0 -8.6 -8.6 -1.1 -1.9 -1.9
Goods-producing sector 83.2 81.2 2.1 -2.0 -3.4 -3.4 -2.4 -4.0 -4.0
Agriculture 6.7 6.1 0.6 -0.6 1.2 1.2 -9.0 24.5 24.5
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying,
oil and gas extraction  Note 2
11.6 10.7 1.0 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -7.8 -7.8 -7.8
Utilities 4.3 4.4 0.4 0.1 1.1 1.1 2.3 33.3 33.3
Construction 30.8 29.3 1.4 -1.5 -2.3 -2.3 -4.9 -7.3 -7.3
Manufacturing 29.9 30.7 1.3 0.8 -2.5 -2.5 2.7 -7.5 -7.5
Services-producing sector 371.6 368.6 2.8 -3.0 -5.2 -5.2 -0.8 -1.4 -1.4
Trade 69.6 69.7 1.9 0.1 -6.9 -6.9 0.1 -9.0 -9.0
Transportation and warehousing 21.4 20.4 1.1 -1.0 -1.9 -1.9 -4.7 -8.5 -8.5
Finance, insurance, real estate
and leasing
23.2 22.2 1.1 -1.0 -1.1 -1.1 -4.3 -4.7 -4.7
Professional, scientific and
technical services
27.2 28.7 1.1 1.5 4.5 4.5 5.5 18.6 18.6
Business, building and other
support services
21.0 21.4 1.2 0.4 1.6 1.6 1.9 8.1 8.1
Educational services 35.8 36.6 1.5 0.8 -2.0 -2.0 2.2 -5.2 -5.2
Health care and social assistance 68.9 67.7 1.7 -1.2 -0.8 -0.8 -1.7 -1.2 -1.2
Information, culture and recreation 19.6 18.6 1.2 -1.0 -2.0 -2.0 -5.1 -9.7 -9.7
Accommodation and food services 35.8 34.6 1.4 -1.2 6.6 6.6 -3.4 23.6 23.6
Other services 19.2 20.2 1.1 1.0 -0.7 -0.7 5.2 -3.3 -3.3
Public administration 29.8 28.5 1.1 -1.3 -2.5 -2.5 -4.4 -8.1 -8.1
1.
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
2.
Also referred to as Natural resources.
Note(s):
Related CANSIM Tables 282-0087, 282-0088.