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 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)
-2.1%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-3,700
Agriculture Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.5%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-900
Construction Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,200
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)
+1.9%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+3,100
Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-4,800
Manufacturing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-1.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-2,200
Other Primary Jobs (% change
since last month)
-2.7%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-1,200
Other Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+1.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.8%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+2,100
Public Administration Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+500
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs (% change
since last month)
-3.2%
Jobs (change
since last month)
-5,000
Utilities Jobs (% change
since last month)
+5.0%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+700
Wholesale and Retail Trade Jobs (% change
since last month)
+0.4%
Jobs (change
since last month)
+1,800

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 2022 vs April 2021
Cariboo April 20224.5% vs April 20216.1%
Kootenay April 20224.9% vs April 20216.2%
Mainland / Southwest April 20225.1% vs April 20217.2%
Abbotsford April 2022 4.5% vs April 2021 5.5%
Mission April 2022 4.5% vs April 2021 5.5%
Vancouver April 2022 5.4% vs April 2021 7.4%
North Coast & Nechako April 20226.1% vs April 20218.1%
Northeast April 20224.8% vs April 20214.9%
Thompson-Okanagan April 20226.1% vs April 20218.1%
Kelowna April 2022 5.3% vs April 2021 5.7%
Vancouver Island / Coast April 20225.0% vs April 20217.2%
Victoria April 2022 4.4% vs April 2021 6.2%

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