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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August 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)
-0.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-500
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+700
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
+1.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,300
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-5,200
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+600
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,600
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,700
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
-6.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,200
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+5.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+5,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-500
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+400
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,100
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-500
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-15,000

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 (%) August 2022 vs August 2021
Cariboo August 20226.2% vs August 20216.2%
Kootenay August 20225.1% vs August 20216.7%
Mainland / Southwest August 20225.1% vs August 20217.3%
Abbotsford August 2022 5.8% vs August 2021 5.9%
Mission August 2022 5.8% vs August 2021 5.9%
Vancouver August 2022 4.8% vs August 2021 7.2%
North Coast & Nechako August 20225.0% vs August 20218.8%
Northeast August 20223.8% vs August 20214.8%
Thompson-Okanagan August 20225.0% vs August 20215.4%
Kelowna August 2022 3.9% vs August 2021 5.7%
Vancouver Island / Coast August 20224.3% vs August 20215.1%
Victoria August 2022 4.9% vs August 2021 4.2%

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