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Employment rose 28,000 in September – but construction jobs tanked: ADP

November 5, 2019
By Talent Canada Staff

Canada added 28,200 jobs from August to September, according to the latest ADP Canada National Employment Report.

“September’s softer gain reflected job growth increases in trade, transportation and utilities, combined with professional/business services,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice-president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “While most industries saw minor to modest improvements, construction and information saw notable declines.”

Industry snapshot

Sector followed by the number of jobs created or lost.

Goods producing
Manufacturing: 400
Construction: -3,100
Natural resources and mining: 1,200

Service providing
Trade/transportation and utilities: 10,800
Information: -2,100
Finance/real estate: -200
Professional/business services: 6,800
Education and health care: 4,800
Leisure and hospitality: 2,600
Other servivces: 7,100

The monthly report from ADP is derived from actual ADP payroll data. It measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

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