Canada loses 240,800 jobs in September: ADP

Natural resources and mining, public administration only sectors to see gains

Canada loses 240,800 jobs in September: ADP
Natural resources and mining saw slight gains in September employment, according to a report.

Employment in Canada decreased by 240,800 jobs from August to September according to ADP.

This is in contrast to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey which said that Canada’s employment numbers rose 378,200 (2.1 per cent) in September.

“The labour market continued to post a decline in employment," says Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "The biggest job losses were in the trade, transportation and utilities; education and healthcare; and manufacturing sectors."

Trade/transportation and utilities lost 94,500 jobs, followed by manufacturing with a decrease of 45,800. Health care lost 43,800 jobs and educational services 15,700.

Job numbers in professional/business services dropped by 27,600, despite a gain of 1,1000 jobs in management of companies as professional/technical services (down 15,300) and administrative and support services (down 13,400) recorded losses, said the report, which is based on ADP payroll data of client companies.

Construction (down 16,900), leisure and hospitality (down 11,200), finance/real estate (down 5,200) and information (down 1,800) also recorded job losses.

Natural resources and mining (up 3,100) and other services, including public administration, (up 18,500) are the only winners for the month.

ADP also revised its findings for the month of August, upping the number of job losses from 205,400 to 770,600.

The federal government said employment numbers increased by 246,000 that month.

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