ADP Canada: Employment in Canada decreased by 226,700 jobs in April
Manufacturing was down 6,700 jobs
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
Natural Resources and Mining: -6,300
Trade/Transportation and Utilities: -81,200
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.
The May 2020 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released June 18.