Edition: January 13, 2014: Issue 2
Issue 14-02: Highlights
Labour Force Statistics - In December, employment in B.C. increased by 12,800 jobs, while a smaller increase in the labour force (+12,500) edged the unemployment rate down 0.1 percentage points to 6.6%.
The Economy - The value of B.C.’s commodity exports rose 1.1% (seasonally adjusted) in November as strong growth in shipments of metal and non-metallic mineral products (+31.7%), farm, fishing and intermediate food products (+19.9%) and consumer goods (+10.7%) more than offset substantial declines in exports of metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-21.4%) and energy products (-3.5%).
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- Developmental Student Outcomes (DEVSO) Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- 360° Tool
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- B.C.’s unemployment rate edged down to 6.6% in December
- Exports from B.C. increased 1.1% in November
- Housing starts in B.C.’s urban centres rose 14.5% in December
Did You Know
In 2011, 92% of British Columbians aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school. This was the highest in the country, and equal to the proportion recorded by the country with the highest proportion among O.E.C.D. nations, the Czech Republic (92%). Data Source: Statistics Canada