Halifax: Economic Trends

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A highlight of Greater Halifax's economic trends as of November 2010.

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  • 1. Greater Halifax Economic Trends
    November, 2010

2. The Basics
Halifax is Atlantic Canadas largest city, home to 372,858 people
Nova Scotia has the most diversified and stable economy in the Atlantic region.
Halifax produces 47% of Nova Scotias Total GDP
20% of Atlantic Canadas Total GDP
Halifax produces 47%of Nova Scotias Retail Sales and 48% of Provincial Employment
3. Halifax Quick Facts
At the end of 2009:

  • Population Over 370,000

4. Labour Force Size 230,000 5. 400,000 people within 30 miles 6. Unemployment rate 6.5% 7. 47% of Provincial GDP