ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Decreased by 226,700 Jobs in April 2020

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TORONTO, May 21, 2020 /CNW/ — Employment in Canada decreased by 226,700 jobs from March to April according to the April 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.   

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April 2020 Report Highlights*

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment1:  -226,700

Industry Snapshot:

– Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing     -6,700
  • Construction     -300
  • Natural Resources and Mining     -6,300

– Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities     -81,200
  • Information     1,100
  • Finance/Real Estate     -24,900
  • Professional/Business Services     -16,900     – Professional/Technical     -2,700     – Management of Companies     5,700     – Administrative and Support     -19,900
  • Education & Health Care     -20,700     – Educational Services     -27,700     – Health Care     7,000
  • Leisure and Hospitality     -57,900
  • Other Services2     -13,000

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

“The labour market experienced a sharp decline in April as a result of COVID-19,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “The industries hardest hit by job losses were trade, leisure and hospitality, education and finance.”

The March total of jobs added was revised up from -177,300 to -17,200.

The May 2020 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released at 8:30a.m.ET on June 18, 2020.

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®, 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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