Edition: June 9, 2014: Issue 22
Issue 14-22: Highlights
Labour Force - British Columbia’s unemployment rate edged up 0.3 percentage points to 6.1% in May (seasonally adjusted), due to an increasing labour force (+0.2%) and declining employment (-0.1%).
Immigrant Population - Among the landed immigrant population aged 15 and older, the employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) was 53.0% in May (down from 53.9% in May 2013).
Aboriginal Population - The employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) among the Aboriginal adult population in B.C. (aged 15 and over) jumped 6.2 percentage points from 53.6% in May 2013 to 59.8% in May 2014.
The Economy - Wages, salaries and employers’ social contributions in British Columbia climbed 0.8% (seasonally adjusted) between February and March.
First Quarter in Review - Investment in non-residential building construction in British Columbia slumped 3.3% (seasonally adjusted, 2007 dollars) in the first quarter of 2014, marking the fourth consecutive quarterly decline.
- 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
- Lean BC Cultural Awareness Survey
- Transportation Investment Corporation Work Environment Survey 2014
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- British Columbia’s unemployment rate edged up 0.3 percentage points to 6.1% in May
- Commodity exports jumped 14.5% in April
- The total value of building permits issued by municipalities in B.C. fell 20.2% in April
Did You Know
Sending or giving cards to the dad in their family (34%) is the most common way adults celebrate Father’s day, according to a recent survey of over 1,000 respondents. However, more than a third (35%) say they do not do anything to celebrate Father’s day. Data Source: Ipsos Reid