Prince Edward Island, April 2023 - Job market snapshot
Get a snapshot of key facts about the state of Prince Edward Island's labour market in the past month.
Employment in Prince Edward Island was up by 5,000 (+5.9%) over the last 12 months, including a gain of 2,200 (+2.5%) in the last month. Both full-time and part time employment has grown over the last month. The labour force (those working or looking for work) is currently at its all-time largest at 96,300, which is 4,600 (+5.0%) higher than a year ago. The province's unemployment rate grew modestly to 7.1% in April from 6.6% the previous month and dropped from 8.0% a year prior.
Prince Edward Island's job market by the numbers
Up 2.5% since March
Up since March
Source: Statistics Canada - Table 14-10-0287-01 - Labour force characteristics, monthly, seasonally adjusted and trend-cycle, last 5 months
Industries in focus
Number of jobs increased 20.0%
Accommodation and food services
Number of jobs increased 15.1%
Information, culture and recreation
Number of jobs decreased
Source: Statistics Canada - Table 14-10-0355-02 - Employment by industry, monthly, seasonally adjusted (x 1,000)
Last data refresh: 2023-06-05 23:00:04
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