Infographic 2
Highlights part 2

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The title of the infographic is "Highlights part 2"

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Employment picture varies widely by sector and province

By mid-March, the impact of COVID-19 was largely confined to the services-producing sector. By mid-April, the impact had spread to construction and manufacturing. In May, employment increased more strongly in the goods-producing sector (+165,000; +5.0%) than in the services-producing sector (+125,000; +1.0%).

In April, 5 million Canadians worked most of their hours from home, including more than 3 million who had adapted to the COVID-19 economic shutdown by beginning to work from home. In May, the number of Canadians working from home was little changed. As COVID-19 restrictions eased, the number of Canadians working at locations other than home increased by 800,000, including in some hard-hit service industries such as accommodation and food services and wholesale and retail trade.

From February to April, employment fell in all provinces. In May, employment changes varied across provinces, from an increase of 231,000 (+6.5%) in Quebec to a decrease of 65,000 (-1.0%) in Ontario.

Source(s): Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.

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