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Economy bled 22,600 jobs from September to October: ADP

Leisure and hospitality the only sector to see a gain


November 25, 2019
By Talent Canada Staff

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Canada’s economy shed 22,600 jobs from September to October, according to the monthly ADP Canada National Employment Report.

“The labour market paused in October and most job sectors posted declines,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice-president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “However, leisure and hospitality experience a gain likely due to the seasonality nature of the industry.”

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

Job losses, gains by industry

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 Goods producing

SectorJob losses/gains
Manufacturing-2,300
Construction-400
Natural resources and mining-3,500

 

Service providing

SectorJob losses/gains
Trade/transportation and utilities-7,000
Information-1,900
Finance/real estate-1,600
Professional/business services-3,000
Education and health care-7,800
Leisure and hospitality4,900
Other services0