Notice of release
Montréal, January 7, 2021. – The Institut de la statistique du Québec is releasing today an analysis of the recovery of the payroll jobs lost in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic and of the total weekly payroll in Québec industries. The combination of these two indicators provides a more complete picture of the pandemic’s effects on the Québec labour market.
These findings are based on data from Statistics Canada’s Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH).
The situation in August 2020 compared with August 2019:
The employment and total payroll recovery rates in Québec are among the highest in Canada.
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