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 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)
+12.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+19,200
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
+5.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,200
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
-4.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-10,100
Educational Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+1.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,000
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Jobs (% change
since last month)
+4.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+6,800
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
+3.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+10,600
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,100
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
-0.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-400
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+5,400
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+2.6%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,400
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,900
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
+5.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,200
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+300

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 2021 vs June 2020
Cariboo June 20216.1% vs June 202010.7%
Kootenay June 20215.6% vs June 202016.1%
Mainland / Southwest June 20217.2% vs June 202012.7%
Abbotsford June 2021 5.7% vs June 2020 8.8%
Mission June 2021 5.7% vs June 2020 8.8%
Vancouver June 2021 7.5% vs June 2020 13.1%
North Coast & Nechako June 20217.6% vs June 202014.5%
Northeast June 20213.9% vs June 202010.7%
Thompson-Okanagan June 20216.5% vs June 202010.3%
Kelowna June 2021 6.3% vs June 2020 10.2%
Vancouver Island / Coast June 20215.6% vs June 202011.7%
Victoria June 2021 5.4% vs June 2020 11.0%

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