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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July 2018

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)
-0.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,600
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-200
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+500
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,900
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,900
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,700
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,000
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-500
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
0.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,300
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,600
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-6,600
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,500
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,500

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 (%) July 2018 vs July 2017
Cariboo July 20185.3% vs July 20176.6%
Kootenay July 20186.0% vs July 20177.5%
Mainland / Southwest July 20184.5% vs July 20175.1%
Abbotsford July 2018 4.8% vs July 2017 5.4%
Mission July 2018 4.8% vs July 2017 N/A
Vancouver July 2018 4.4% vs July 2017 5.2%
North Coast & Nechako July 20185.8% vs July 20175.5%
Northeast July 20187.4% vs July 20176.6%
Thompson-Okanagan July 20186.0% vs July 20175.6%
Kelowna July 2018 5.7% vs July 2017 3.0%
Vancouver Island / Coast July 20184.6% vs July 20174.6%
Victoria July 2018 4.2% vs July 2017 4.4%

N/A - Data not available

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