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Editors  (NOC 5122)
Cape Breton Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Editors in Cape Breton Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

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Table on the employment potential for Editors in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Editors (NOC 5122) in Nova Scotia.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be moderate.
  • A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Editors in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
  • Editors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 53%
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 9%
    • Business support services (NAICS 5614): 7%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 7%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 6%
  • 67% of Editors work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 7% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 61% compared to 67% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 32% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 51% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 49% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: n/a
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 7% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 11% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: 37% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 35% compared to 9% for all occupations

Table on the employment potential for Editors in Cape Breton Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Halifax Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

This occupation (Editors) is part of a larger group called Writing, Translating and Public Relations Professionals (NOC 512). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 38% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 14%.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

This occupation (Editors) is part of a larger group called Writing, Translating and Public Relations Professionals (NOC 512). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 76% of workers in this group worked full-time, compared to the average of 80% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 50% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.

Please consult the Cape Breton Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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