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Employment in Canada Decreased by 240,800 Jobs in September 2020


Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:39:00 PM

Employment in Canada decreased by 240,800 jobs from August to September according to the September ADP® Canada National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute®. The report, which is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment1: -240,800

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 & Health Care - 59,500
-- -- -- Educational Services - 15,700
-- -- -- Health Care - 43,800
-- -- Leisure and Hospitality - 11,200
-- -- -- Other Services2 18,500

* Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding.

"The labour market continued to post a decline in employment," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "The biggest job losses were in the trade, transportation and utilities; education and healthcare; and manufacturing sectors."

The August total of jobs added was revised from -205,400 to -770,600.