Chart 3
Temporary layoffs approach pre-COVID levels while job searchers continue to increase

thousands 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,000 Feb. Aug. 2020 Number of people looking for workNumber of people looking for work Temporary layoffTemporary layoff
Note(s):
See the note to readers for more information on concepts and definitions.
Source(s):
Labour Force Survey.

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Temporary layoffs approach pre-COVID levels while job searchers continue to increase, thousands
  Number of people looking for work Temporary layoff
February 2020 1,034 99
March 2020 1,082 465
April 2020 1,220 1,199
May 2020 1,429 1,191
June 2020 1,608 844
July 2020 1,723 460
August 2020 1,816 231
Note(s):
See the note to readers for more information on concepts and definitions.
Source(s):
Labour Force Survey.
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