ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Decreased by 177,300 Jobs in March 2020


TORONTO,¬†April 16, 2020¬†/CNW/ —¬†Employment in¬†Canada¬†decreased by 177,300 jobs from February to March according to the March¬†ADP¬ģCanada 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¬ģ.¬† 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:  -177,300

Industry Snapshot:

– Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing     -15,800  
  • Construction     -8,400 
  • Natural Resources and Mining     -3,600

– Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities      -55,700                                   
  • Information     -800
  • Finance/Real Estate     -13,800
  • Professional/Business Services     -21,100
         – Professional/Technical     -7,900
         – Management of Companies     1,200
         – Administrative and Support         -14,500                       
  • Education & Health Care     -14,900
         – Educational Services     -26,600
         – Health Care     11,700
  • Leisure and Hospitality     -35,800           
  • Other Services    -7,400           

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

“The effects of COVID-19 are clear, as the labour market experienced relatively strong losses in many sectors across the board,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality and professional businesses services were the hardest hit sectors. While the health care sector experienced growth, social distancing has paused non-emergency and non-essential services, which will show its effects over time.”

1 Including 14 industries (cf. report methodology)
2 Including public administration

The February total of jobs added was revised up from 7,200 to 116,700.

The April 2020 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released at 8:30a.m.ET on May 21, 2020.

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash(Picture for representation only)

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¬ģ, 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.  The ADP Canada National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see “ADP Canada National Employment Report: Development Methodology”.



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