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Canada adds 13,200 jobs in March; manufacturing posts strongest gains in a year: ADP

April 19, 2019

Canadian employment rose by 13,200 jobs in March from February, according to the ADP Canada national employment report released Thursday.

The February total of jobs added was revised down from a gain of 36,200 to a loss of 21,200 jobs.

“We saw modest gains in the month of March,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Leading job growth was manufacturing, which posted the strongest gains in a year. Construction and professional services rebounded while natural resources and mining, trade, information and financial services continued to struggle.”

In the goods-producing sector, jobs increased in March in manufacturing by 9,300 and in construction by 1,200; however, jobs in natural resources and mining decreased by 1,100.

Education and healthcare led gains in the service-providing sector with an increase of 2,700 jobs. Professional/business services was next with an increase of 2,100 jobs.

The ADP Research Institute produces the report in close collaboration with Moody’s Analytics Inc. Derived from actual ADP payroll data, the report measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis.

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