ECONOMIC WATCH: Transportation, warehousing jobs dip

transportation and warehouse jobs

OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada shed 5,100 transportation and warehousing jobs between November and December, as totals dropped from 1,031,600 to 1,026,500, Statistics Canada reports.

But the numbers are essentially unchanged when comparing December 2018 to the same month in 2019, down just 200 jobs.

The figures were reported in the latest Labour Force Survey, which reported a monthly increase of 35,000 jobs overall, trimming the nation’s unemployment rate by 0.3% to 5.6%.

Employment increased by 320,000 (1.7%) over the previous 12 months, driven by gains of 283,000 full-time positions.


John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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