Edition: February 3-7, 2020
Infoline Highlights for the Week of February 3-7
Labour Force Survey - The unemployment rate in British Columbia was 4.5% in January, down 0.3 percentage points from December and down 0.2 percentage points from 12 months ago. Overall in January, the labour force contracted (‑5,700), while the number of jobs grew (+3,400).
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Exports - There was a 6.4% decline in the value of B.C. origin exports in 2019 with reductions in shipments to most major destinations. Exports fell to the United States (‑2.8%), Mainland China (-3.6%), Japan (-12.9%), South Korea (-11.8%), the European Union (-13.2%), India (‑0.2%) and Taiwan (-13.7%).
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- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Public Service Work Environment Survey
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Apprenticeship and Trades Training Students
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Baccalaureate Graduates
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Students
- CABRO Diversity
- City of Victoria Business Survey
- City of Victoria Employee Engagement
- K-12 School Food Survey
- Office of the Auditor General Work Environment Survey
- Workforce Development Agreement Outcomes
- Workforce Development Agreement Employer Outcomes
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Did You Know
78% of Canadian respondents would support technology being added to their car (at no cost to them) to prevent impaired driving from drinking, drugs or sleeplessness. British Columbians were among the most likely to agree to this (82%); with respondents from Quebec being the least likely (71%).
- B.C.'s unemployment rate decreased in January from the month before.
- B.C.-origin exports dropped in 2019.