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Nova Scotia’s Public Sector (One Pager)

With 101 provincial government employees per 1,000 residents, Nova Scotia has a large public sector by Canadian standards, and the second-largest in the Atlantic region. The national average is 83 per 1,000.

Since 1997, Nova Scotia’s public sector has grown considerably, from 86 employees per 1,000 residents to 101 – a

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