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 2021

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)
+3.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+5,600
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
-8.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,900
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
-4.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-9,500
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,300
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,700
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+8,300
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+4.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+8,900
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,800
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.3%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+7,900
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
-4.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-6,500
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,400
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-500
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-600

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 2021 vs November 2020
Cariboo November 20215.5% vs November 20209.8%
Kootenay November 20215.3% vs November 20206.2%
Mainland / Southwest November 20215.9% vs November 20207.8%
Abbotsford November 2021 8.2% vs November 2020 8.1%
Mission November 2021 8.2% vs November 2020 8.1%
Vancouver November 2021 5.9% vs November 2020 8.1%
North Coast & Nechako November 20217.1% vs November 20206.0%
Northeast November 20214.1% vs November 20204.8%
Thompson-Okanagan November 20214.3% vs November 20207.4%
Kelowna November 2021 4.4% vs November 2020 4.7%
Vancouver Island / Coast November 20214.4% vs November 20207.3%
Victoria November 2021 4.0% vs November 2020 6.3%

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