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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June 2020

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)
+57.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+54,800
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-400
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
+4.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+8,200
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+900
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,000
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+9,800
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-4.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-6,800
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,200
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+9.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+7,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+8.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+17,600
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,500
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,500
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
+4.9%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+900
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
+4.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+16,100

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 (%) June 2020 vs June 2019
Cariboo June 202010.7% vs June 20195.4%
Kootenay June 202016.1% vs June 20195.8%
Mainland / Southwest June 202012.7% vs June 20194.2%
Abbotsford June 2020 8.8% vs June 2019 5.5%
Mission June 2020 8.8% vs June 2019 5.5%
Vancouver June 2020 13.1% vs June 2019 4.0%
North Coast & Nechako June 202014.5% vs June 20194.6%
Northeast June 202010.7% vs June 20196.6%
Thompson-Okanagan June 202010.3% vs June 20194.9%
Kelowna June 2020 10.2% vs June 2019 4.4%
Vancouver Island / Coast June 202011.7% vs June 20194.2%
Victoria June 2020 11.0% vs June 2019 4.0%

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