Edition: December 24, 2014: Issue 14-50
Issue 14-50: Highlights
Population - The population of B.C. was estimated at 4,657,947 as of October 1, 2014, growing by 26,645 persons in the third quarter of 2014 (an increase of 0.6% from July 1, 2014).
Consumer Price Index (CPI) - British Columbia’s consumer price index (CPI) climbed 1.2% (unadjusted) in November, compared to the same month in 2013.
Employment Insurance - The number of British Columbians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in saw a marked decline in October, dropping 10.5% to 50,500.
International Travel - The number of travellers entering Canada via British Columbia climbed 1.1% (seasonally adjusted) in October.
Manufacturing Sales - Manufacturing sales in British Columbia advanced slightly (+0.3%, seasonally adjusted) in October.
Wholesale Sales - Wholesale sales were off in October, falling 0.6% (seasonally adjusted), almost reversing an increase recorded in September (+1.0%).
Education - In 2011, British Columbia’s upper secondary graduation rate was 85%.
- 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
- HealthLink BC and Seniors Advocate Survey 2014
- Leveraging WES 2013: Learning from the Best
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- British Columbia's population was estimated at 4,657,947 as of October 1, 2014
- British Columbia’s consumer price index (CPI) climbed 1.2% (unadjusted) in November, compared to the same month in 2013
- The number of British Columbians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits fell 10.5% in October
Did You Know
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that medical waiting rooms contain old magazines. In response to complaints from patients, researchers in New Zealand identified that this "phenomenon relates to the disappearance of the magazines rather than to the supply of old ones." The researchers also found that what they characterized as "gossipy" magazines were 14.51 times more likely to disappear than other types.