Newfoundland Employment Trends
The unemployment rate in Newfoundland and Labrador was 11.9% at the end of February 2020, up 0.2% from the previous month.
Full-time jobs were down from the end of the previous month.
There were 1,000 fewer full-time jobs in February 2020 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 100 part-time positions led to a decrease of 900 total jobs in February.
Full-time job gains occurred mainly in natural resources, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, healthcare, and accommodation & food services.
These gains were offset by losses occurring mainly in construction, business & building services, information & culture services, and public administration.
* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.