Job vacancies in N.S. increased in September: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada office

The number of job vacancies in Nova Scotia increased 2.1 per cent in September to 23,070.

The job vacancy rate is measured as the number of vacant positions as a proportion of total labour demand.

Statistics Canada said today that the job vacancy rate for Nova Scotia was 5.1 per cent in September, up from 4.8 per cent in August.

Year-over-year, there were 2,580 more job vacancies in the province from September 2021.

Nationally, Statistics Canada says the number of job vacancies was up 3.8 per cent in September at 994,800.

The agency says the month-over-month increase was largely attributable to seasonal variations, as job vacancies typically peak in September.