Employment Down in Canada During August

The recession given a firm push by the coronavirus pandemic obtained some momentum last month, with the announcement of job losses in this country.

The agency known as ADP told Canadians Thursday employment decreased by 205,400 jobs from July to August.

The July total of jobs added was revised from gains of 1,149,800 to a loss of 523,000.

Losses rang in at 49,500 in the trade, transport and utilities sectors, 29,100 in the professional and business services areas. Health-care and education lost 13,000 in total.

There were bright spots: leisure and hospitality gained 6,800 in August, while financial and real-estate picked up 3,000.

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.