Employment in Canada decreased by 28,800 jobs from November to December according to the December ADP Canada National Employment Report.
The data 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 2020 report highlights
Total Canada nonfarm payroll employment (including 14 industries) is -28,800.
Here is the industry snapshot (sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding).
- Manufacturing: -17,200
- Construction: -3800
- Natural resources and mining: 2800
- Trade/transportation and utilities: -4600
- Information: -800
- Finance/Real estate: -3900
- Professional/business services: -15,200
- Professional/technical: -10,900
- Management of companies: -500
- Administrative and support: -3800
- Education and health care: 5400
- Educational services: 3600
- Health care: 1800
- Leisure and hospitality: -600
- Other Services (including public administration): 9000
“December payrolls posted a decrease in jobs,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist, ADP. “While most industries saw declines led by the manufacturing; professional business services; and trade, transportation and utilities sectors; job gains were recorded in education and health care, and natural resources and mining.” 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 measures more than two million workers in Canada.
For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, see “ADP Canada National Employment Report: Development Methodology.”