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Employment in Canada Decreased by 13,000 Jobs in November 2018

ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Decreased by 13,000 Jobs in December 2018

TORONTO, ON – January 17, 2019 – Employment in Canada decreased by 13,000 jobs from November to December according to the December 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.

December 2018 Report Highlights*

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment1: -13,000

• Goods Producing:
  – Manufacturing 4,700
  – Construction -6,900
  – Natural Resources and Mining 1,400
• Service Providing:
  – Trade/Transportation and Utilities -7,700
  – Information -1,100
  – Finance/Real Estate -2,600
  – Professional/Business Services 1,600
    · Professional/Technical -400
    · Management of Companies -1,800
    · Administrative and Support 3,700
  – Education & Health Care 3,000
    · Educational Services 0
    · Health Care 3,000
  – Leisure and Hospitality -1,900
  – Other Services2 -3,500

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

1 Including 14 industries (cf. report methodology)
2 Including public administration

“Despite a dip in job growth in December, overall gains for 2018 were strong,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Of the more than 340,000 jobs added this year, education and healthcare, professional services and leisure and hospitality were significant drivers of growth.”

The November total of jobs added was revised up from 39,100 to 74,000.

The January 2019 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released at 8:30a.m.ET on February 21, 2019.

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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