Edition: October 9, 2018
Infoline Highlights: Coverage for the week of October 1-5
Labour Force Statistics - The unemployment rate in British Columbia was 4.2% in September, down 1.1 percentage points from August and 0.7 percentage points from 12 months ago. The labour force (+6,900) did not increase as much as the number of employed (+33,300) in September. Compared to 12 months ago, employment growth (+43,000) has outpaced increases in the labour force (+27,700).
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Exports - B.C. origin exports climbed 7.0% over the first eight months of 2018, compared to the January to August period a year earlier. Shipments increased to most major destinations, including the United States (+3.5%), Mainland China (+10.9%), Japan (+3.2%), the European Union (+17.0%), India (+48.2%) and Taiwan (+35.9%). South Korea (-3.4%), Australia (-7.7%) and Mexico (-40.7%) bucked the trend, with a decline in exports to those destinations.
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- Baccalaureate Graduates Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Public Service New Job Survey
- Canada-BC Job Grant Outcomes Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- OCIO Client Satisfaction Survey
- Online Games Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
Did You Know
Source: Statistics Canada
- The unemployment rate in B.C. dropped in September.
- B.C. exports increased year-to-date to August compared to the same period in 2017.