Edition: March 10, 2014: Issue 10
Issue 14-10: Highlights
Labour Force - British Columbia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.4% (seasonally adjusted) in February as the labour force (-0.5%) and employment (-0.4%) contracted at similar rates.
Immigrant Population - among the landed immigrant population aged 15 and over, the employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) declined 1.8 percentage points (year-over-year), to 51.7% in February.
Aboriginal Population - The employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) among British Columbia’s Aboriginal adult population (aged 15 and over) increased 0.5 percentage points (year-over-year) to 57.2% in February.
The Economy - The value of B.C.’s commodity exports inched up 0.3% (seasonally adjusted) from December to January.
Livestock Inventories - There were 12.2 million cattle on Canadian farms as of January 1, 2014, including just over half a million (540,000) in British Columbia.
Pesticides and Fertilizers - Pesticide use in the province is decreasing.
The Nation - Labour productivity in Canadian businesses continued to rise in the fourth quarter increasing 1.0% (seasonally adjusted) after posting a third quarter gain of 0.3%.
- 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
- Harvest Questionnaire
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- 360° Tool
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- Unemployment rate remains steady at 6.4%
- Commodity exports inch up 0.3% in January
- Pesticide use in British Columbia is decreasing
Did You Know
British Columbians are less likely to have a lawn or garden than other Canadians. In 2011, 92% of households reported having a green space, less than in any other province. The national average was 96%. Data Source: Statistics Canada