Issue 15-19: Highlights
The Economy: Consumer Price Index - British Columbia’s consumer price index (CPI) climbed 0.8% (unadjusted) in May, compared to the same month of the previous year. It was also an increase over the 0.5% (unadjusted) annual inflation rate reported for April.
The High Technology Sector - B.C.’s high technology GDP increased 2.2% from 2012 to 2013 to $12.5 billion. - Key aspects of the educational, business, government, external, and labour sectors can be used as indicators from the point of view of their impact on British Columbia’s high technology sector.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC International Student Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- British Columbia’s consumer price index (CPI) climbed 0.8% (unadjusted) in May.
- B.C.’s high technology GDP increased 2.2% from 2012 to 2013 to $12.5 billion.
- Employment in British Columbia’s high technology sector rose 1.4% to 86,800.
Did You Know
In 2013, well over half of B.C. households (59%) reported that they grew fruits, herbs, vegetables or flowers for personal use.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadians and nature: Around the home, 2013