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Canada added 7,200 jobs from January to February: ADP

But job losses in some industries signal the beginning of COVID-19 fallout


March 19, 2020
By Talent Canada Staff

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Employment in Canada jumped by 7,200 jobs from January to February, according to new data.

The monthly ADP Canada National Employment Report showed strong growth in construction jobs, up 7,900 for the month.

“The labor market experienced relatively strong gains in trade, transportation and utilities; construction and finance and insurance,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.

“While the labour market posted solid employment growth, job losses in impacted industries may signal the beginning of the COVID-19 fallout.”

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Industry snapshots

Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing: 400
  • Construction: 7,900
  • Natural Resources and Mining: -2,500

Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities: 2,300
  • Information: -3,700
  • Finance/Real Estate: 3,400
  • Professional/Business Services: 2,000
         -Professional/Technical: 600
         -Management of Companies: -1,700
         -Administrative and Support: 3,100
  • Education & Health Care: -1,800
         -Educational Services: -2,000
         -Health Care: 200
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 0
  • Other Services: -800

The January total of jobs added was revised up from 25,100 to 37,200.

About the ADP Canada National Employment Report

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 report, which measures more than two million workers in Canada, is produced by the ADP Research Institute, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy.