Issue 14-18: Highlights
Labour Force - British Columbia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8% (seasonally adjusted) in April despite moderate declines in employment (-0.2%) and the labour force (-0.1%).
Immigrant Population - Among the landed immigrant population aged 15 and older, the employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) declined 1.9 percentage points (year-over-year), to 52.1% in April.
Aboriginal Population - The employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) among British Columbia’s Aboriginal adult population (aged 15 and over) increased 4.0 percentage points (year-over-year) to 58.5% in April.
The Economy - The value of B.C.’s commodity exports fell 11.8% (seasonally adjusted) in March.
Housing - Housing starts in British Columbia slipped 5.2% (seasonally adjusted) in April, following a double-digit rise in March (+19.9%).
- 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
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- B.C.’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8%
- The value of B.C.’s commodity exports fell 11.8% in March
- Housing starts in B.C. slipped 5.2% in April
Did You Know
Women tend to be more likely than men to celebrate the moms in their family, particularly when it comes to sending cards (46% of women vs. 36% of men), calling (41% vs. 28%), or giving some other type of gift (29% vs. 15%) for Mother’s Day. Data Source: Ipsos Reid