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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April 2019

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)
0.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
0
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-900
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+7,900
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-500
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-900
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-5,300
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,400
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,700
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
0.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-100
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,500
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,900
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-400
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.9%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,400

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 (%) April 2019 vs April 2018
Cariboo April 20196.2% vs April 20185.9%
Kootenay April 20196.4% vs April 20185.4%
Mainland / Southwest April 20194.5% vs April 20184.3%
Abbotsford April 2019 5.5% vs April 2018 4.4%
Mission April 2019 5.5% vs April 2018 4.4%
Vancouver April 2019 4.4% vs April 2018 4.1%
North Coast & Nechako April 20193.8% vs April 20188.1%
Northeast April 20199.0% vs April 20186.3%
Thompson-Okanagan April 20195.3% vs April 20187.1%
Kelowna April 2019 4.4% vs April 2018 4.8%
Vancouver Island / Coast April 20193.7% vs April 20185.2%
Victoria April 2019 3.1% vs April 2018 4.2%

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