Non-farm payroll employment rises by 13,600 in August: Report

Driven by hiring in finance, construction, manufacturing
||Last Updated: 09/25/2018
economy, labour market
Canada added 13,600 jobs in August, driven by hiring in the finance, construction and manufacturing. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

(Reuters) - Canada added 13,600 jobs in August, driven by hiring in the finance, construction and manufacturing industries, according to a report from ADP.

The number of jobs added in July was revised higher to 35,500 from 11,600, ADP said. The report, which is jointly developed with Moody's Analytics, is derived from ADP's payrolls data of about 40,000 companies.

"Job growth in August was relatively modest," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.  "Despite a pull back in natural resources and mining and the information industry, we saw strong growth in finance, construction, and manufacturing.  For the first time in nearly six months the finance space added a substantial amount of jobs."

Industry snapshot:

Goods Producing:

  • Manufacturing    2,200
  • Construction     4,000
  • Natural Resources and Mining    -1,100

Service Providing:

  • Trade/Transportation and Utilities     -200
  • Information     -1,100
  • Finance/Real Estate     4,000
  • Professional/Business Services     -600

  • Professional/Technical     500
  • Management of Companies     -600
  • Administrative and Support     -500

  • Education & Health Care     1,100

  • Educational Services     300
  • Health Care     800

  • Leisure and Hospitality     400
  • Other Services     4,800

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