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Labour Market - June 2020

Atlantic Labour Market in Recovery Mode
based on Labour Force Survey, June 2020

  • Today’s job report shows the economic recovery is continuing. Atlantic Canada gained 59,000 jobs in June, following the increase of 38,000 in May.
  • While positive, there are still 75,000 (6.6%) fewer people working in June than in February. 
  • Atlantic Canada has recovered 57% of the 171,000 jobs lost in March and April. This is a faster rebound than nationally (41% job recovery). New Brunswick leads the country on this measure, with a 79% recovery of jobs lost.
  • Hours worked have also rebounded, and are now down 12% year-over-year in Atlantic Canada.
  • Several groups including women (especially those with children), youth and those in lower paying jobs continue to lag the recovery in employment.  






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