Infographic 6
Employment losses have been greater in industries where close physical contact is required and where working from home is less common

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Employment losses have been greater in industries where close physical contact is required and where working from home is less common"

This is a bubble chart.

The vertical axis title is "% of workers who worked from home, week of April 12, 2020" and shows percentages from 0 to 90 by increments of 10.

The horizontal axis title is "% of workers in a job involving close physical contact in 2019" and shows percentages from 20 to 85 by increments of 5.

The legend includes 3 bubble categories, showing 40% or more, from 10% to 39.9% and less than 10%.

There are 13 bubbles showing the percent change in employment from February to April 2020, by industry.

The agriculture bubble shows a 7.3% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The natural resources bubble shows a 7.4% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The construction bubble shows a 21.2% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The manufacturing bubble shows a 17.3% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The wholesale and retail trade bubble shows a 20.2% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The transportation and warehousing bubble shows a 13.9% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The finance, insurance and real estate bubble shows a 3.6% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The professional, scientific and technical services bubble shows a 4.7% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The educational services bubble shows an 11.5% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The health care and social assistance bubble shows a 9.1% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The information, culture and recreation bubble shows a 23.8% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The accommodation and food services bubble shows a 50.0% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

The public administration bubble shows a 2.5% decrease in employment between February and April, 2020.

Note(s): Estimates of close physical contact are based on a concordance between the O*NET occupational database for the United States and Canadian occupational data from the 2019 Labour Force Survey (LFS). Occupations are classified as involving close physical contact if the job usually requires workers to be moderately close (at arm's length) or very close (near touching) to others. The physical proximity estimates do not include any adjustments for working from home. The estimates for working from home are from the April 2020 LFS supplement, and some have a relatively large confidence interval. The estimate for accommodation and food services is between 2.9% and 14.0% at the 95% probability level.

Source(s): Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey and U.S. Department of Labor/Employment & Training Administration, Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

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