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Retail salespersons  (NOC 6421)
Southern Region
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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.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Retail salespersons in Southern Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Southern Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23

For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Retail salespersons (NOC 6421) in the Southern region.

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 is expected to decline sharply.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
  • Employee turnover in this occupation is high, which could generate additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Retail salespersons in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 1,310 people work in this occupation.
  • Retail salespersons mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 77%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 20% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 55% compared to 66% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 24% compared to 24% for all occupations
Please consult the Nova Scotia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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