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Employment down by 240,800 jobs through September: ADP report


October 15, 2020
By Talent Canada staff

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Employment in Canada decreased by 240,800 jobs from August to September according to the latest ADP Canada National Employment Report.

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

“The labour market continued to post a decline in employment,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute, which produces the report.

“The biggest job losses were in the trade, transportation and utilities; education and health care; and manufacturing sectors.”

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Industry snapshot

Goods producing:
  • Manufacturing      – 45,800
  • Construction      – 16,900
  • Natural Resources and Mining      3,100
Service providing:
  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities      – 94,500
  • Information      – 1,800
  • Finance/Real Estate      – 5,200
  • Professional/Business Services      – 27,600
         – Professional/Technical      – 15,300
         – Management of Companies      1,100
         – Administrative and Support      – 13,400
  • Education and Health Care      – 59,500
         – Educational Services      – 15,700
         – Health Care      – 43,800
  • Leisure and Hospitality      – 11,200
  • Other Services      18,500