Edition: October 27, 2014: Issue 14-42
Issue 14-42: Highlights
The Economy - Sales by retailers in the province were higher in August (+0.4%, seasonally adjusted), bucking the national trend.
Housing - Investment in new housing construction in British Columbia increased 12.1% (unadjusted, constant 2007 dollars) in August, compared to the same month of the previous year.
Travel - The number of visitors to Canada via British Columbia declined for the third consecutive month in August, inching down 0.1% (seasonally adjusted).
- 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
- Financial Management Framework Review Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- SSBC Tenant Satisfaction Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- Retail sales rose 0.4% in August
- There were 31,600 job vacancies in July
- Investment in new housing construction climbed 12.1% in August
Did You Know
An estimated 3,783,717 children in Canada will be prime trick-or-treating age (i.e., 5 to 14 years old) for Hallowe’en 2014, an 0.8% increase over the previous year. For those children brave enough to face the spooks and spectres, 13.3 million private dwellings across Canada offer plenty of opportunities to nab some treats… or cause mischief. Data Source: Statistics Canada, Hallowe’en... by the numbers