Battered by the pandemic, Quebec misplaced greater than 208,000 jobs in 2020


Nevertheless, “no vital variation” was reported in employment ranges for public sector jobs within the province.

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Quebec’s employment market shed 208,500 jobs final yr because the province’s economic system was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institut de la statistique du Québec (INS) reported Monday.

The federal government company reported that the variety of jobs obtainable within the province’s employment market in 2020 additionally dropped by 5 per cent in contrast with 2019, the sharpest lower recorded since 1976, when statistics have been first compiled.

The numbers, contained within the INS’s État du marché du travail au Québec — Bilan de l’année 2020 , studies whole of practically 400,000 individuals have been out of labor in some unspecified time in the future in 2020, a rise of 165,000 in contrast with 2019, whereas the general unemployment price rose from 5.1 per cent in 2019 to eight.9 per cent final yr.

The INS report comes per week after the Institut du Québec, an unbiased suppose tank, famous that many of the jobs misplaced over the course of 2020 had been regained by the top of the yr, however that the outlook remained grim for women and young men seeking employment.

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That conclusion appeared to be supported by the INS report, which discovered that between 2019 and 2020, 113,100 ladies misplaced their jobs in contrast with 95,400 males, whereas employees aged 15-24 noticed their unemployment price soar from eight.5 per cent in 2019 to 17.2 per cent in 2020.

Compared, employees in 2020 aged 25-54 noticed their unemployment price attain 7.three per cent, whereas the speed for employees over 55 was eight.three per cent.

The non-public sector bore the brunt of 2020’s employment losses, with 178,500 jobs gone, whereas 30,300 self-employed employees discovered themselves out of labor.

The variety of part-time jobs dropped by 106,900, whereas greater than 101,000 full-time jobs disappeared.

The drop in employment was highest in non-unionized sectors and companies using 20 workers or fewer.

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The INS reported that “no vital variation” was reported in employment ranges for public sector jobs within the province.

Nationally, practically 1 million jobs (986,400) have been misplaced in Canada in 2020, the provincial company reported.

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