Canada gains 39,400 jobs in August: ADP

Trade/transportation and utilities record biggest job gains among sectors

Canada gains 39,400 jobs in August: ADP

Canada added 39,400 jobs from July to August, according to an ADP report.

This is far lower compared with the 90,000 job gains for the same period reported by Statistics Canada earlier this month.

Among sectors, trade/transportation and utilities added 45,300 jobs, compared with the 14,000 jobs added in educational services.

Other sectors that recorded increases are finance/real estate (2,900), information (1,200), leisure and hospitality (1,100) and other services (21,000).

Meanwhile, construction (-17,000), professional/technical services (-10,800), management of companies (-6,100), health care (-4,900), manufacturing (-4,800), natural resources and mining (-1,800), administrative and support services (-800) all recorded reductions in job counts.

ADP also revised its earlier reported job totals for July, from an increase of 221,300 to a decrease of 21,600.

Canada’s employment rose by 94,000 (0.5 per cent) in July, adding to an increase of 231,000 (1.2 per cent) in June, according to StatCan.

Canada also lost over 106,000 jobs in June, according to ADP, contrary to the June job gains of 231,000 reported by StatCan.

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