____ Posted Tuesday January 23, 2018 ____


National Employment Report: Employment in Canada Decreased by 7,100 Jobs in December 2017

Employment in Canada decreased by 7,100 jobs from November to December according to the December ADP® Canada National Employment Report. The report is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

December 2017 Report Highlights

Total Canada Nonfarm Payroll Employment(1): -7,100

Industry Snapshot:

Goods Producing:

o Manufacturing -5,300

o Construction 4,500

o Natural Resources and Mining -2,800

Service Providing:

o Trade/Transportation and Utilities -2,500

o Information -1,600

o Finance/Real Estate 8,700

o Professional/Business Services 3,800

§ Professional/Technical 400

§ Management of Companies -900

§ Administrative and Support 4,300

o Education & Health Care -4,100

§ Educational Services -6,500

§ Health Care 2,400

o Leisure and Hospitality 3,600

o Other Services(2) -11,600

"The job market in Canada softened in the month of December," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "Despite strong gains in finance, construction and professional services, we saw losses in manufacturing, education and trade. Looking at all of 2017, Canada added more than 315,000 new jobs with an average of approximately 26,000 jobs per month."

To see Chart 1. Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment, please click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/201801/105099_CHART1.jpg

To see Chart 2. Historical Trend -- Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment, please click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/201801/105100_CHART2.jpg

To see Chart 3. Change in Nonfarm Payroll Employment by Industry, please click here: http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/201801/105101_CHART3.jpg

The November total of jobs added was revised down from 59,200 to 58,800.

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 January 2018 ADP Canada National Employment Report will be released at 8:30a.m. ET on February 15, 2018.





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