Edition: February 10, 2015 Issue 15-05
Issue 15-05: Highlights
Labour Force - In January, employment in B.C. was up slightly with an increase of 6,700 jobs (seasonally adjusted), while the labour force expanded by 8,400.
Exports Annual (2014) - The value of B.C.’s commodity exports rose 6.3% from 2013 to 2014.
Exports Monthly (December 2014) - The value of B.C.’s commodity exports dropped 2.5% from November to December as marginal growth of 0.6% in shipments to the United States were more than offset by a 6.0% decrease in exports to the rest of the world.
Agriculture - Sales of fruits and vegetables by B.C. farmers reached $505.1 million in 2014, up 13.6% from 2013.
- 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
- BC Public Service New Job Pilot Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Leveraging WES 2013: Learning from the Best
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- Office of the Auditor General Work Environment Survey 2015
- Smoking Cessation Program Evaluation
- Transportation Investment Corporation Work Environment Survey 2015
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- The unemployment rate in B.C. increased 0.1 percentage points to 5.6% in January.
- The labour force participation rate in B.C. increased in January, rising 0.2 percentage points to 63.0%.
- The value of B.C. exports climbed 6.3% from 2013 to 2014.
Did You Know
Love is in the air! 22,525 couples tied the knot in the province last year, up 2.5% from 2013.