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1 million jobs were lost in Canada this March

Source: Erica Alini, globalnews.ca, April 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19, in March, 2.1 million workers either saw their hours dramatically cut down or didn’t work at all in the week of March 15 to 21. This means 3.1 million Canadians either lost their jobs or were forced to work significantly less than usual.

Canada’s March labour market report, the first since the country started feeling a significant impact from the coronavirus pandemic, shows the economy shed more than one million jobs last month, Statistics Canada said on Thursday.

Data shows the country’s employment plunged by 1,011,000 or 5.3 per cent.

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