Canada sheds jobs for second straight month in February: ADP

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FILE PHOTO: A "Help wanted" sign is seen in the window of a bakery in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

March 18, 2021

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada lost 100,800 jobs in February, driven by a decline in hiring in the leisure and hospitality as well as the trade and construction sectors, a report from payroll services provider ADP showed on Thursday.

The January data was revised to show 65,800 jobs were lost rather than a decline of 231,200. The report, which is derived from ADP’s payrolls data, measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

(Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)