There were more people working in March than in February according to the latest ADP Canada National Employment Report.

There was a net increase of 13,200 jobs with manufacturing providing the largest boost (9,300) followed by education and healthcare (2,700), administrative and support (2,500), and educational services (2,300).

But the figures, derived from actual non-farm payroll data on a seasonally-adjusted basis, shows a 1,400 reduction in jobs in the finance and real estate sector, the largest net reduction.

Construction added 2,100 jobs.

"We saw modest gains in the month of March," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "Leading job growth was manufacturing, which posted the strongest gains in a year. Construction and professional services rebounded while natural resources and mining, trade, information and financial services continued to struggle."

The February total of jobs added was revised down from 36,200 to -21,200.

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