Edition: October 14, 2014: Issue 14-40
Issue 14-40: Highlights
Labour Force - British Columbia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1% in September, as the number of jobs (+0.4%) and the size of the labour force (+0.4%) grew at similar rates.
Industry - Employment in the goods-producing sector declined (-1.4%) in September, reversing most of the gains posted in August.
Immigrant Population - Among the landed immigrant population aged 15 and older, the employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) was 54.5% in September (down from 54.6% in September 2013).
Aboriginal Population - The employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted), among the Aboriginal adult population in B.C. (aged 15 and over) rose by 0.7 percentage points from 55.2% in September 2013 to 55.9% in September 2014.
The Economy - B.C.’s small businesses generated approximately 31% of the province’s GDP in 2013, well above the national average of 29%. Small businesses provided 32% of all wages paid to workers in B.C., the highest share of all provinces.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- 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 6.1% in September
- Small businesses generated 31% of B.C.’s GDP in 2013
- The value of building permits fell 27.9% in August
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