More on “Labour Shortages”
Here are the most recent Statscan job vacancy data by province. There were six unemployed workers for every reported job vacancy in Canada in the three months ending in January, rising to about ten unemployed workers for every open job slot in Atlantic Canada.
Note that there is no information on what wages employers were prepared to offer to fill these “vacant” jobs.
|Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by province and territory|
|Three-month average ending in January 2012|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||15.4|
|Prince Edward Island||9.0|