New data from Statistics Canada shows just how much Canadian employment went down in the month of January 2021 alone. \nAccording to the report, employment fell by 213,000. This number accounts for both losses and gains, providing a look at the decline of employment numbers even with increases in some provinces. \nEditor's Choice: Google Has Over 60 Job Openings In Canada Right Now & They All Sound So Cool\n\n\n\n251,000\n\n\nJob losses in Ontario and Quebec in January. \n\n\nAccording to the report, the people that lost their jobs were mostly part-time employees in the retail sector. \nOther industries that were heavily impacted were food services and information, culture and recreation. \nThese were the "industries most affected by new and continuing public health restrictions." \nWhile Quebec and Ontario had imposed curfews and strict health measures respectively, their workforce took a serious hit.\nMeanwhile, employment rose in other provinces including Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.\nIn December, employment in Canada declined by 53,000 which is just a fraction of the numbers we're seeing from January.