More than 100,000 Canadian jobs lost during pandemic

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Published March 19, 2021 at 12:34 am

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With the pandemic having now surpassed a full year, many Canadians have been without work to some extent during the last 12 months.

A recent report from ADP Research Institute found that more than 100,000 Canadian jobs have been lost since the onset of the pandemic.

According to the findings, for jobs related to the production of goods, 17,200 construction jobs were lost, while 800 natural resources and mining jobs were lost.

Additionally, for jobs that involve services, 21,300 transportation jobs were lost, 8,100 business service jobs were lost, 6,900 health care jobs were lost, and 35,200 leisure and hospitality jobs were lost.

“The decrease in jobs was led by leisure and hospitality, trade, and construction, while the manufacturing and finance sectors recorded slight job gains,” Nela Richardson, chief economist for ADP, said in a news release.

“As lockdown restrictions continue to ease across the country, hard-hit industries such as leisure and hospitality will begin to see gains in hiring,” she continued.

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