Chart 3
Larger employment declines since February 2020 than during any of the last three notable recessions

1981-1982 recession 1990-1992 recession 2008-2009 recession COVID-19 economic downturn -3,500 -3,000 -2,500 -2,000 -1,500 -1,000 -500 0 500 thousands Goods-producing sectorGoods-producing sector Services-producing sectorServices-producing sector
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0355-01 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0088).

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Larger employment declines since February 2020 than during any of the last three notable recessions, thousands
  Goods-producing sector Services-producing sector
1981-1982 recession -469.5 -118.9
1990-1992 recession -415.1 25.6
2008-2009 recession -296.9 -120.2
COVID-19 economic downturn -667.7 -2,336.8
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0355-01 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0088).
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