ADP Canada National Employment Report

Employment in Canada Decreased by 231,200 Jobs in January 2021

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Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment1:     -231,200

Industry Snapshot:

– Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing     -17,900
  • Construction     -45,400
  • Natural Resources and Mining     -1,700

– Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities     -62,600
  • Information     -3,100
  • Finance/Real Estate     -5,900
  • Professional/Business Services     -17,500
    – Professional/Technical     2,200
    – Management of Companies     -1,200
    – Administrative and Support     -18,600
  • Education & Health Care     -11,400
    – Educational Services     8,300
    – Health Care     -19,800
  • Leisure and Hospitality     -55,100
  • Other Services2     -10,600

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

“January reported a decrease in jobs, the largest decrease since May 2020 during the lockdown period,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “The surge in COVID-19 cases and public health restrictions resulted in mass layoffs. Job losses were reported in every sector, led by trade, transportation and utilities; leisure and hospitality; and construction.”

The December total of jobs added was revised from -28,800 to 338,200.

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