The province has created 18 thousand new jobs.

That’s according to the numbers released by Stats Canada today.

The province’s unemployment rate fell to 5 point 8 per cent in March down from 6 point 4 per cent in February.

Economist Craig Wright says a year ago the jobless rate in B.C. was 7 point one per cent.

Nationally, the rate fell to 6 point 9 per cent on the strength of 43 thousand new jobs.

Most of the new jobs went to youth and women in B-C.

Many were created in natural resources, such as agriculture, mining and forestry.

It was mostly split between part-time and full-time positions.

Canada’s unemployment rate is down at 6.9 per cent after 43-thousand jobs were added.