Nova Scotia Employment at Record High Unemployment at Record Low

first_imgEmployment in Nova Scotia reached an all-time high in January, while unemployment reached an all-time low. “We are pleased to see that Nova Scotia’s economic outlook continues to be positive,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey. “Government is working to create the right conditions for economic growth so that the private sector can create jobs and opportunities for Nova Scotians.” The monthly Labour Force Survey recently released by Statistics Canada showed that Nova Scotia’s labour force increased by 5,400 in January. Nova Scotia’s employment was up by 6,100 to 465,100, the highest level of employment on record for the province, beating the previous record set in December 2011 at 461,700. The monthly gain included 3,600 full-time jobs and 2,400 part-time jobs. Compared with January 2018, Nova Scotia employment is up by 11,600, which included full-time employment increases of 10,100 and part-time gains of 1,400. Unemployment was also the lowest on record. The unemployment rate fell from 7.1 per cent in December to 6.9 per cent in January. Since January of last year, the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.2 per cent to 6.9 per cent. For more information visit https://novascotia.ca/finance/statistics/default.asp .last_img read more

Brock Farmers Market opens June 27 with new addition

Alongside the usual selection of fresh, local fruits and vegetables, Niagara VQA wine will be available for purchase at the Brock Farmer’s Market for the first time in seven years beginning June 27.The Brock Farmer’s Market will have a new addition this year.Alongside the usual selection of fresh, local fruits and vegetables, Niagara VQA wine will be available for purchase for the first time in seven years.“VQA wines can now be purchased at farmer’s markets, allowing guests to try some incredible local Niagara wines onsite, but also grab a bottle of their favourite red or white for the weekend,” said William Parent, Brock Hospitality Services‘ hospitality event coordinator. “This will allow for some great exposure to the Brock community for our alumni winemakers.”The market will feature close to 15 vendors over the summer, and guests can also enjoy live music each week while having their lunch.The market kicks off June 27 and runs each Friday through the end of August from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in Jubilee Court. read more