Issue 14-44: Highlights
Labour Force - British Columbia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1% (seasonally adjusted) in October, as the size of the labour force (+0.2%) and the number of jobs (+0.2%) grew at the same rate.
Immigrant Population - Among the landed immigrant population aged 15 and older, the employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) was 55.0% in October (up from 54.4% in October 2013).
Aboriginal Population - The employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted), among the Aboriginal adult population in B.C. (aged 15 and over) fell by 1.0 percentage points from 55.5% in October 2013 to 54.5% in October 2014.
Gross Domestic Product - British Columbia’s economy expanded 1.9% in 2013 (measured in chained 2007 dollars).
Exports - The value of B.C. origin exports jumped 8.1% over the first three quarters of 2014, compared to the same nine-month period a year earlier.
Sawmill Production - The volume of lumber produced at the province`s sawmills was unchanged (+0.0%, unadjusted) in August, compared to the same month of 2013.
- 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
- Financial Management Framework Review Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Leveraging WES 2013: Learning from the Best
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- SSBC Tenant Satisfaction Survey
- Stress and Health Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- The unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1% in October
- The B.C. economy expanded 1.9% in 2013
- B.C. exports climbed 8.1% in the first three quarters of 2014
Did You Know
Based on results from a recent survey, Canadians over-estimated that nearly 22.7% of the working age population was unemployed in August 2014, when the actual figure was much lower at 7.0%, a perception gap of 15.7 percentage points. Data source: Ipsos Reid