Edition: July 29, 2013: Issue 30
Issue 13-30: Highlights
The Economy - Revenues in British Columbia’s retail sector rose 0.4% (seasonally adjusted) in May, following a 0.7% decline observed in the previous month.
Wages - Average weekly earnings of payroll employees in British Columbia were $881.23 in May (seasonally adjusted, current dollars), $9.12 higher than in the previous month (+1.0%).
National Household Survey - In 2011, 76.9% of commuters in British Co-lumbia travelled via a truck, car, or van.
Safety - There have been 43 deaths due to drowning in British Columbia so far in 2013, up from 25 in the same period of 2012.
Sports - Despite tighter regulation regarding contact to the head instituted by National Hockey League (NHL), a recent study found that there was no reduction in concussion rates among professional players following its enactment in the 2010/2011 season.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Transit Work Environment Survey 2013
- 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
- Wildlife Management Branch Work Environment Survey 2013
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- Retail revenues in B.C. rose 0.4% in May
- Investment in new housing construction in B.C. dropped 2.2% in May
- Police-reported crimes in British Columbia fell 3.0% in 2012
Did You Know
From 1947 to 1986, it was illegal to sell stoves on a Wednesday in Vancouver. Source: Weird British Columbia Laws (Thorburn)
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