Labour market snapshots

The monthly Labour Market Snapshot offers a quick overview of B.C.'s labour market. You'll find industry and regional highlights, as well as information on provincial employment, unemployment and participation rates.

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December 2022

B.C. employment trends

Industry highlights

Jobs (% change
since last month)
Jobs (change
since last month)
Accommodation and Food Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+1.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,800
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+200
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,000
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,300
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+4,400
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,100
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,000
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
+4.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,100
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+6.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+7,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,100
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.9%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,300
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+6.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+8,300
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-500
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,000

Source: Labour Force Survey (monthly, seasonally adjusted)

Regional highlights

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Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Unemployment rate (%) December 2022 vs December 2021
Cariboo December 20224.9% vs December 20214.5%
Kootenay December 20222.9% vs December 20216.0%
Mainland / Southwest December 20224.2% vs December 20215.5%
Abbotsford December 2022 4.4% vs December 2021 7.4%
Mission December 2022 4.4% vs December 2021 7.4%
Vancouver December 2022 4.6% vs December 2021 5.7%
North Coast & Nechako December 20224.1% vs December 20216.1%
Northeast December 20223.8% vs December 20214.1%
Thompson-Okanagan December 20224.3% vs December 20214.6%
Kelowna December 2022 4.8% vs December 2021 5.1%
Vancouver Island / Coast December 20222.7% vs December 20214.5%
Victoria December 2022 3.4% vs December 2021 3.9%

Source: Monthly Labour Force Survey, 3-month moving average, seasonally unadjusted