Edition: August 12, 2015
Issue 15-23: Highlights
Labour Force Survey - In July, employment in B.C. was virtually unchanged (-600 jobs) from June. More people entered the labour force than found jobs, edging the unemployment rate up by 0.2 percentage points to 6.0%.
Exports - The value of B.C.’s commodity exports jumped 9.1% in June, with strong growth across several commodity categories, including a 9.2% rise in shipments of forestry products and building and packaging materials, a 28.6% boost in exports of farm, fishing and intermediate food products and an 11.5% increase in energy product shipments.
Building Permits - The value of building permits issued by B.C. municipalities surged 17.0% (seasonally adjusted) in June after slipping (-7.6%) in the previous month.
Regional Building Permits - Year-to-date, the value of building permits issued in the province was 24.2% higher (unadjusted) than in the first six months of 2014. Planned spending on construction projects was up in the three most populous regions of the province, most notably in Thompson/Okanagan (+32.8%), where permits issued for all types of projects were on the rise.Read full edition >>
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC International Student Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- B.C.'s unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 6.0% in July.
- B.C. exports edged up 0.4% year-to-date to June.
- The value of building permits issued in B.C. surged 17.0% in June.
Did You Know
Most (81%) British Columbians agree that zero emissions vehicles are key to Canada reducing its carbon emissions.