Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has issued the following statement on the release of the federal Labour Force Survey for March 2019:
“British Columbia’s economy continues to lead the country in growth and opportunity with the biggest job gains in the country, showing we can have strong economic performance while investing in people.
“In March, people’s wages continued to increase and unemployment in B.C. was the lowest in Canada for the 20th month in a row, at 4.7%. In the past year, B.C. added 79,400 more jobs, the vast majority in the private sector, which means more opportunities for British Columbians.
“We’re committed to seeing British Columbians thrive. In our balanced budget earlier this year, we invested $20 billion over three years for infrastructure, which will produce and support tens of thousands of jobs.
“Last month, I travelled with Minister of State for Trade George Chow to Japan and Korea to build trade relationships and attract new investors to the province. Our work on the trade mission will help to create better jobs for families and more opportunities for people across B.C.
“Through our budget, trade relationships and the choices that we’re making every day, our government is committed to strengthening our economy and making it work for all British Columbians.”