NDP

13,300 fewer full-time jobs over the past year under McNeil

December 2, 2016


December 2, 2016

HALIFAX – According to numbers released today from Statistics Canada, Nova Scotia has lost 13,300 full-times jobs over the past year. The actual unemployment rate has not changed, but only because an additional 12,800 people are working part-time.

“People are struggling to make ends meet with full-time work and now more Nova Scotians are forced to work part-time because the Liberal government has done nothing to create jobs for Nova Scotians,” said NDP Labour Critic Dave Wilson. “Instead of investing in communities, Stephen McNeil has left Nova Scotians to fend for themselves.”

“The Liberals have no plan to create jobs in Nova Scotia. In fact, they have made the situation worse by forcing layoffs at nursing homes, court houses and provincial parks, and attacking homecare workers, nurses and teachers,” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill. “Stephen McNeil’s only idea is to cut back and take away. The NDP has a better idea. We can invest in people and communities so that families can make ends meet.”

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For more information, contact Kaley Kennedy at 902-229-6881 or kaley.kennedy@novascotia.ca.