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Canada lost nearly 80,000 jobs in last month: ADP

Biggest decline seen in trade, transportation and utilities


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Canada’s economy lost nearly 80,000 jobs from September to October, according to the ADP Canada National Employment Report.

It found total non-farm payroll employment dropped by 79,500.

“The labour market posted a decline in October,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.  “Trade, transportation and utilities; construction; and healthcare experienced the biggest job losses.”

Industry snapshot

Goods producing:

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  • Manufacturing: -4,300
  • Construction: -5,800
  • Natural resources and mining: -400

Service providing:

  • Trade/transportation and utilities: -31,500
  • Information: 300
  • Finance/real estate: -3,200
  • Professional/business services: -4,900
      -Professional/technical: – 900
      -Management of companies: 500
      -Administrative and support: – 4,500
  • Education and health care: – 26,800
      -Educational Services: – 4,100
      -Health Care: – 22,700
  • Leisure and hospitality: – 3,900
  • Other services: 900

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.

Each month, the ADP Research Institute issues the ADP Canada National Employment Report as part of the company’s commitment to adding deeper insights into the labour market in Canada and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information.