COVID-19 and the labour market in June 2020

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COVID-19 and the labour market in June 2020

In June, COVID-19 economic restrictions continued to ease in most provinces.

Between February and April, 5.5 million Canadian workers were affected by the COVID-19 economic shutdown by either job loss or reduced hours. By June, the number of affected workers was down 43% to 3.1 million.

Compared with May, in June:
Almost 1 million more people were employed, up 6%
823,000 fewer people were absent from work for COVID-related reasons, down 27%
167,000 fewer people were unemployed, down 6%
449,000 fewer people wanted a job but didn’t look for one, down 32%


Employment was closest to pre-COVID-19 levels in industries with the fewest jobs requiring close physical proximity between people
Table summary
This table displays the results of Employment was closest to pre-COVID-19 levels in industries with the fewest jobs requiring close physical proximity between people. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), June employment as a percentage of February employment (appearing as column headers).
June employment as a percentage of February employment
Low physical proximity
Professional, scientific and technical services 95.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 99.0
Public administration 97.8
Moderate physical proximity
Manufacturing 91.9
Agriculture 91.4
Transportation and warehousing 88.0
Information, culture and recreation 83.1
Construction 89.3
High physical proximity
Retail trade 88.7
Educational services 92.6
Health care and social assistance 95.8
Accommodation and food services 66.7

In all age groups, men were closer to pre-shutdown employment levels than women
Table summary
This table displays the results of In all age groups Men and Women, calculated using difference in employment in June compared with February (%) units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Men Women
difference in employment in June compared with February (%)
15 to 24 years old -19% -26%
25 to 54 years old -6% -8%
55 years and older -8% -11%

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.


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