Edition: July 2-5, 2019
Infoline Highlights: Coverage for the week of July 2-5
Labour Force Survy - The unemployment rate in British Columbia was 4.5% in June for those aged 15 years and over, up 0.2 percentage points from May and down 0.7 percentage points from 12 months ago. Compared to May, the labour force grew (+1,200), but there were fewer jobs (‑3,700). Both areas saw growth over the previous 12 months, with employment up by 109,100 and the labour force adding 96,500 participants.
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Exports - Through January to May 2019, the value of B.C. origin exports fell 1.3% compared to the same five-month period a year earlier. Exports to B.C.’s largest trading partner, the United States, dipped 0.4% and there were declines in shipments to Japan (-12.3%), South Korea (‑7.7%), Taiwan (-7.0%) and Hong Kong (-28.8%), while exports to the European Union were virtually unchanged. There was a marginal increase in shipments to Mainland China (+0.6%) and exports to India jumped 36.2%..
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- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Prosecution Service Gender Equity and Advancement
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Public Service New Job Survey
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Students
- Canada-BC Job Grant Outcomes Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities Outcomes Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- WES Pulse Check
- Workforce Development Agreement Outcomes
- Workforce Development Agreement Employer Outcomes
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
Did You Know
Last week's tremors in B.C. have reminded British Columbians of the importance of being prepared. In 2017, Emergency Preparedness B.C. revealed that only 13% of people surveyed in B.C. had a complete earthquake emergency kit (a written plan as well as supplies), although 54% of respondents had a plan of some kind along with supplies.Source: CBC
- B.C.'s unemployment rate was slightly higher in June than May.
- B.C. exports between January and May were lower than the same period in 2019.