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Canada added 25,900 jobs from December to January: ADP

Trade/transportation and utilities saw biggest spike with nearly 14,000 jobs added


February 20, 2020
By Talent Canada Staff

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Employment in Canada increased by 25,900 jobs from December to January, according to data from the ADP Canada National Employment Report.

The report, derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the change in total non-farm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

Construction saw a big spike in job creation — 9,900 jobs added while natural resources and mining went the other way, shedding a total of 4,600 jobs.

“The January labour market experienced an increase in payroll, driven by strong gains in trade, transportation and utilities, construction and healthcare,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “However, natural resources and mining, information and leisure and hospitality posted job losses.”

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The December total of jobs added was revised up from 46,200 to 46,700.