Edition: September 8, 2014: Issue 14-35
Issue 14-35: Highlights
Labour Force - Employment in B.C. was little changed in August (+1,800, seasonally adjusted) while the unemployment rate was up 0.2 percentage points to 6.1%.
Immigrant Population - Among the landed immigrant population aged 15 and older, the employment rate (3-month moving average, unadjusted) was 54.1% in August (down from 54.5% in August 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 0.5 percentage points from 56.4% in August 2013 to 56.9% in August 2014.
Summer Employment for Students - From May to August, the Labour Force Survey collects labour market outcomes about youths aged 15 to 24 who were attending school full-time in March and who intend to return to school full-time in September.
The Economy - The value of B.C. origin exports rose 9.6% over the first seven months of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Skills Connect for Immigrants Program (SCI) Evaluation 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
- Ministry of Finance IM/IT Services Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Ministry of Finance Revenue Services Customer Satisfaction Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- The B.C. unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 6.1% in August
- B.C. exports jumped 9.6% year-to-date to July, compared to the same 7-month period in 2013
- Non-residential building construction fell 2.1% in July
Did You Know
In the fall of 2013, there were just over 128,000 students registered at the post-secondary institutions that form the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia. Of those, nearly 4 out of 10 (49,896) were students at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus. Source: BC Headset, British Columbia Higher Education Accountability Dataset (Fall Headcount Enrolment)