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ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Decreased by 5,700 Jobs in October 2017

ADP Canada National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Decreased by 5,700 Jobs in October 2017

TORONTO, ON – November 16, 2017 – Employment in Canada decreased by 5,700 jobs from September to October according to the October 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.   

October 2017 Report Highlights

View the ADP Canada National Employment Report Infographic at www.ADP.ca/NER

 

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment -5,700

Industry Snapshot:

                   

  • Goods Producing:
    • Manufacturing -1,500
    • Construction -7,200
    • Natural Resources and Mining -8,200
    • Education & Health Care 4,700
      • Educational Services -1,900
      • Health Care 6,600
    • Leisure and Hospitality 2,900
    • Other Services -3,900
  • Service Providing:
    • Trade/Transportation and Utilities -9,800
    • Information 10,200
    • Finance/Real Estate 11,400
    • Professional/Business Services -4,200
      • Professional/Technical 1,200
      • Management of Companies 2,100
      • Administrative and Support -7,500

 

 

“September was a strong month for employment in Canada adding 43,000 new jobs and slightly outpacing August numbers,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute.  “However, this trend reversed in October with a loss of nearly 6,000 jobs. There have been similar decreases earlier in the year as well and this is in part due to the tightening labour market. The Canadian economy has added more than 250,000 jobs so far this year, which is 25 percent more than the total number of jobs created in all of 2016.  As unemployment sinks lower available workers will continue to grow scarce.”                       

 

Chart 1 - Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Chart 2 - Historical Trend - Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Chart 3 - Change in Nonfarm Payroll Employment by Industry

 To obtain additional information about the ADP Canada National Employment Report, supporting data and the schedule of future release dates, or to subscribe to the monthly email alerts and RSS feeds, please visit www.ADP.ca/NER.

The November 2017 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released at 8:30a.m.ET on December 21, 2017.

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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