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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November 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)
+2.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+4,100
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
-11.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,200
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-9,200
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+4,300
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+4,200
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-8,600
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,900
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-600
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-800
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-5,500
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+5,100
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+1.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,700
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
-20.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,500
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,200

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 (%) November 2022 vs November 2021
Cariboo November 20224.2% vs November 20215.5%
Kootenay November 20226.1% vs November 20215.3%
Mainland / Southwest November 20224.1% vs November 20215.9%
Abbotsford November 2022 4.6% vs November 2021 8.2%
Mission November 2022 4.6% vs November 2021 8.2%
Vancouver November 2022 4.4% vs November 2021 5.9%
North Coast & Nechako November 20225.0% vs November 20217.1%
Northeast November 20223.8% vs November 20214.1%
Thompson-Okanagan November 20223.9% vs November 20214.3%
Kelowna November 2022 4.9% vs November 2021 4.4%
Vancouver Island / Coast November 20223.1% vs November 20214.4%
Victoria November 2022 3.5% vs November 2021 4.0%

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