PREMIER’S OFFICE- Nova Scotia’s Economy Keeps Making History For the third straight month, Nova Scotia has set a new recordfor jobs. Today’s monthly employment report from Statistics Canada showedthat 445,500 Nova Scotians had jobs during the month of April. That’s an all-time high for the province, an increase of 2,800new jobs over the previous month and 7,300 new jobs over the last12 months. “Once again, more Nova Scotians are working than ever before inour province’s history,” said Premier John Hamm. “I would like tothank our employers and employees for continuing to show theirconfidence in Nova Scotia and responding so favourably to ourgrowth strategy, Opportunities for Prosperity.” Since the release of the province’s growth strategy in the fallof 2000, more than 26,000 new jobs have been created. Since thesummer of 1999, more than 36,000 new jobs have been created. “As a government, we’re going to continue to implement our growthstrategy and keep working hard to ensure that all Nova Scotians,regardless of where they live, have the chance to share in thebenefits of our growing economy,” said Economic DevelopmentMinister Ernest Fage. The Statistics Canada report also indicated that Nova Scotia wasthe only Atlantic province to see a month-to-month increase injobs.