Canada lost more than 11,000 construction jobs in May: report

MONTREAL — Construction jobs drove the bulk of last month’s decrease in non-farm payrolls, according to ADP Canada, the first May decline in seven years. The payroll firm’s National Employment Report shows seasonally adjusted payrolls down 0.1% in May for a total of 16,519,461. That’s 16,020 fewer jobs than in April, with construction jobs alone falling 1.1% to 1,013,127 compared to May 2018. The decline is the industry’s first in three years and the largest in seven.