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Employment in Canada decreased by 22,600 jobs in October, report

The ADP employment trends report estimates most job sectors declined in October

November 21, 2019  by CMStaff

TORONTO – Employment in Canada decreased by 22,600 jobs from September to October according to the October ADP Canada National Employment Report.

“The labour market paused in October and most job sectors posted declines,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “However, leisure and hospitality experienced a gain likely due to the seasonality nature of the industry.”

The report, produced by the ADP Research Institute, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. The data measures more than two million workers in Canada.

Industry Snapshot:


Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing     -2,300
  • Construction     -400
  • Natural Resources and Mining     -3,500

Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities     -7,000
  • Information     -1,900
  • Finance/Real Estate     -1,600
  • Professional/Business Services     -3,000
    – Professional/Technical     -100
    – Management of Companies     -800
    – Administrative and Support     -2,100
  • Education & Health Care     -7,800
    – Educational Services     -5,800
    – Health Care     -2,000
  • Leisure and Hospitality     4,900
  • Other Services2 0

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

The September total of jobs added was revised down from 28,200 to 25,700.

The ADP Canada National Employment Report is a monthly measure of the change in total Canada nonfarm payroll employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP Canada.

The November 2019 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released on December 19, 2019.

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