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ADP Canada: Employment in Canada decreased by 226,700 jobs in April

Manufacturing was down 6,700 jobs

May 21, 2020  by CM Staff

TORONTO — Employment in Canada decreased by 226,700 jobs from March to April according to the April ADP Canada National Employment Report.

The ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the human resource firm’s research branch, the ADP Research Institute. The report, which is derived from payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

April 2020 Report Highlights

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment1: -226,700

Industry Snapshot:

Goods Producing:

Manufacturing: -6,700
Construction: -300
Natural Resources and Mining: -6,300

Service Providing:

Trade/Transportation and Utilities: -81,200
Information: 1,100
Finance/Real Estate: -24,900
Professional/Business Services: -16,900
– Professional/Technical: -2,700
– Management of Companies: 5,700
– Administrative and Support: -19,900
Education & Health Care: -20,700
– Educational Services: -27,700
– Health Care: 7,000
Leisure and Hospitality: -57,900
Other Services: -13,000

“The labour market experienced a sharp decline in April as a result of COVID-19,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute, in a prepared statement. “The industries hardest hit by job losses were trade, leisure and hospitality, education and finance.”

The March total of jobs added was revised up from -177,300 to -17,200.


Related: ADP: employment in Canada decreased by 177,300 jobs in March


The May 2020 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released June 18.


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