Table 1 
Percentage of businesses that reported layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, amounting to 50% or more of their workforce, by sector, Canada, May 2020 1 

Percentage of businesses that reported layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, amounting to 50% or more of their workforce, by sector, Canada, May 2020
  %
All sectors 61.3
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 83.0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 54.6
Construction 63.7
Manufacturing 55.2
Wholesale trade 23.5
Retail trade 53.8
Transportation and warehousing 56.7
Information and cultural industries 43.3
Finance and insurance 5.4
Real estate and rental and leasing 56.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 67.1
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 57.2
Health care and social assistance 68.5
Arts, entertainment and recreation 89.6
Accommodation and food services 80.3
Other services (except public administration) 62.1
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