Edition: November 12, 2013: Issue 45
Issue 13-45: Highlights
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - British Columbia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 1.5% (chained 2007 dollars) in 2012, a rate of expansion that was notably slower than the 2.7% increase registered during the previous year.
Labour Force - In October, employment in B.C. decreased by 5,300 persons, while the labour force shrank by 10,100, pushing the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 6.5%.
The Economy - Municipal authorities in British Columbia issued $839.6 million (seasonally adjusted) worth of building permits to contractors in September, down 6.0% from the previous month.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit 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
- 360° Tool
- Wildfire Management Branch - 2013 Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- B.C.’s economy expanded 1.5% in 2012
- In 2012, real disposable income per capita in B.C. rose 1.6%
- B.C.’s unemployment rate dips to 6.5% in October
Did You Know
In 2011, there were 10,435 people employed in the Defense Services industry in British Columba. This includes both Canadian Armed Forces and civilian agencies providing defence services. Data Source: Statistics Canada, National Household Survey