The second wave of coronavirus in Canada took its toll on the labour market in December, as employment fell for the first time since April.

In the Canada jobs Labour Force Survey, employment fell by 62,600 during the month, when compared to November.

Unemployment also rose slightly, from 8.5 to 8.6 percent, as new restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 put in place by the majority of provinces had their impact.

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