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Dan Healing

Report predicts more than 12,500 oilpatch job losses

CALGARY—Direct employment in Canada's oil and gas sector is expected to fall by more than 12,000 jobs this year, according to a new report from PetroLMI.

The number of workers is forecast to drop to about 173,300 in 2019, a decline of 23 per cent from 226,500 in 2014, according to the 2019 labour market update published yesterday.