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Regional Statistics

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Latest numbers from Mainland / Southwest region in March 2014
Total population (Age 15+)
2,415,900
Unemployment rate
6.1 %
Total employment
1,448,600

Reports & Publications

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Labour Market Outlook
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Demographics
Learn what demographics reveal, how they impact the workforce and how you can use demographic information to help plan a successful career.
Trades Outlook

The Trades Outlook Report examines labour market conditions in the trades sector, and offers projections as to whether there will be an increase or decrease in labour demand between 2010-2020.

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Latest BC Employment Statistics

March 2014
Changes shown are compared to previous month.

Number of Jobs
In March 2014 compared to previous month
+0.8 % +18,300 jobs
Unemployment Rate
In March 2014
Changes from previous month
5.8 % -0.6
Top Growing Industries
Other Primary
+12.6 % +6,500 jobs
Other Services
+2.8 % +2,600 jobs
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BC Labour Market Navigator

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