Employment rose by 4,700 in Sask. from July to August

Canada added 245,800 jobs in August

Canada added 245,800 jobs in August

There are also fewer Canadians facing temporary layoffs and more people now looking for work.

Full-time employment rose by 205,800 compared with 40,000 new part-time positions.

Job growth for women over 25 was slightly better than for men over 25.

However, the participation rate is 1.3 percentage points lower for women, compared to pre-COVID levels.

The unemployment rate was higher for racialized workers than non-racialized workers.

Employment across Canada rises by 246K in August, unemployment rate sits at 10.2%.

One year ago, the unemployment rate in Nova Scotia stood at 7.9 per cent.

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The unemployment rate in August fell to 10.2 per cent.

The new jobs bring the province's job total just over 94 per cent of the pre-pandemic numbers in February.

"It's still a challenge for many families and workers who are still off the job because people do want to get back to work", said Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. However, their employment rate is still 87.4 per cent of what it was before the pandemic. Their employment was 15.3 per cent below what it was before the pandemic, by far the largest gap among main age groups. The country started to add 290,000 jobs in May, 953,000 in June, and 419,000 in July.

Those without a high school diploma experienced a 2.8 percentage point decrease in unemployment to a level of 12.6 percent, while those with only a high school diploma are now at an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent after experiencing a 1.0 percentage point decrease in August. National unemployment dropped by 0.7 per cent in August to 10.2 per cent. For perspective, following the Great Recession of 2008-09, it took almost a decade for the unemployment rate to fall by 6.3 percentage points.

Students aged between 15 and 24 who intend to resume their studies in September had 152,000 fewer jobs than a year ago, StatCan said, while the deficit was even more pronounced among non-student youth, falling by 181,000.

StatCan collected the racial background of those it reached for the labour force survey for the second time in August, giving the agency a clearer view into how the pandemic has affected racialized Canadians.

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