Edition: July 7, 2014: Issue 26
Issue 14-26: Highlights
The Economy - The value of B.C.’s commodity exports dipped 1.0% (seasonally adjusted) in May as a 0.5% rise in shipments to the United States was more than offset by a 2.4% drop in exports to the rest of the world.
Education - Annual public and private elementary and secondary education expenditures in British Columbia reached $7.06 billion in 2011/12, a 1.9% increase over the previous fiscal year.
The Environment - Industrial water intake in British Columbia totalled 718 million cubic meters in 2011, an 11.4% decrease compared to 2009.
Transportation & Travel - The total number of aircraft take-offs and landings at British Columbia airports declined to 997,702 in 2013, a 1.1% decrease compared to the previous year.
The Nation - The Canadian economy expanded 0.1% (seasonally adjusted in April), marking a second straight month of relatively slow overall growth.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Skills Connect for Immigrants Program (SCI) Evaluation 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
- Transportation Investment Corporation Work Environment Survey 2014
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- The value of B.C.’s commodity exports dipped 1.0% in May
- Public and private elementary and secondary education expenditures rose 1.9% in 2011/12
- The Canadian economy expanded 0.1% in April
Did You Know
In 2013, a total of 1,857 wildfires burned 18,529 hectares throughout British Columbia. While the number of wildfires increased (+12.5%) between 2012 and 2013, the total area burned by wildfires fell substantially (-83%), as the average number of hectares burned per fire dropped from 67.7 in 2012 to 9.8 in 2013. Data Source: Ministry of Forests, Lands and Resource Operations