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 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)
-1.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,100
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-800
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+4,600
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+1.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,600
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,300
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-9,300
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-4.9%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-8,900
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
+5.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,400
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,300
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)
-0.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,100
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-200
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
+5.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+800
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,500

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 2022 vs July 2021
Cariboo July 20226.3% vs July 20216.0%
Kootenay July 20223.9% vs July 20215.8%
Mainland / Southwest July 20224.8% vs July 20217.4%
Abbotsford July 2022 4.9% vs July 2021 5.4%
Mission July 2022 4.9% vs July 2021 5.4%
Vancouver July 2022 4.7% vs July 2021 7.6%
North Coast & Nechako July 20224.6% vs July 20217.9%
Northeast July 20224.4% vs July 20213.9%
Thompson-Okanagan July 20225.0% vs July 20215.1%
Kelowna July 2022 4.0% vs July 2021 5.6%
Vancouver Island / Coast July 20223.7% vs July 20215.0%
Victoria July 2022 4.3% vs July 2021 4.3%

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