The déconfinement progressive in Québec was recovered so far 58 % of the 820 500 jobs lost in march and April because of the paralysis of many sectors of the economy in order to combat the COVID-19.
Quebec has “re-created” 478 400 jobs since April. It is obviously encouraging to see how fast one recovers the jobs vanished because of the war to the COVID-19.
However, it remains that the correction is far from over. When you do the count, it remains the same when 342 100 jobs to recover before returning to the record level of employment last February.
BETTER THAN ELSEWHERE
That said, the recovery of the jobs lost in Quebec because the coronavirus is being done at a much faster pace than in Canada as a whole. According to the employment data for the month of June just released by Statistics Canada, the country has recovered so far 41 % of the 3 million jobs lost in march and April.
Compared to the level of employment reached in February of last year, the country still shows a deficit of 1.72 million jobs.
In Ontario, the recovery of jobs lost in march and April is done at a pace twice as fast as in Quebec.
The province of ontario has recovered so far to just 28.7 per cent of the 1.1 million jobs lost. It still lags a decrease of 728 600 jobs compared to its level of February.
In the context of the war to the COVID-19, sector of health and social services has successfully recovered all the job losses they suffered in march and April… and to add 1300 jobs.
In this health crisis, it was a priority that the government of François Legault provides the most sacrant the positions deserted, particularly in NURSING homes and homes for the elderly, where the COVID-19 has killed thousands of elderly people.
MORE DIFFICULT FOR SOME
Among the sectors of the québec economy that have the highest recovery rate of jobs peaked in march and April passed, we find the business services (100 %), educational services (81,2 %), trade (79,2 %), construction (75 %), manufacturing (69 %), finance and insurance (61 %).
Not surprisingly, the accommodation sector and the restoration continues for its part to take of the leg. It has recovered only 23 % of the 133 400 jobs disappeared during the first two months of the health crisis in Quebec. It thus remains to restore 102 300 jobs in this sector to return to the employment level of last February.
Other sectors that continue to pull in with a low rate of recovery of the jobs lost are : information/culture (24.6 per cent), professional and technical services (25 %), transportation and warehousing (34.6 per cent), primary industry (agriculture, natural resources : 22.3 per cent).
Another important observation to note : at the end of June, the number of unemployed people in Quebec amounted to 485 300.
The good news ? It is 244 100 less than last April.
The bad news ? It is 280 600 more than last February.
As we can see, the ” job ” is far from over.
The quebec market since February 2020
| ||March/April||May/June||To fill|
|Manufacturing||115 000||79 400||35 600|
|Construction||110 100||82 600||27 500|
|Primary sector||13 000||2900||10 100|
|Trade||131 900||104 500||27 400|
|Transport/storage||43 400||15 000||28 400|
|Finance/insurance||19 200||11 700||7500|
|Professional Services/tech||24 000||6000||18 000|
|Business Services||23 500||25 300||+ 2000|
|Education Services||54 900||44 600||10 300|
|Health/social services||51 000||52 300||+ 1300|
|Information/culture/recreation||44 700||11 000||33 700|
|Accommodation/catering||133 400||31 100||102 300|
|Public Administrations||6200||0||10 300|
|Other services||48 600||15 500||33 100|