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HomeNewsUnemployment rate drops slightly in B.C.

Unemployment rate drops slightly in B.C.

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Statistics Canada is reporting B.C.’s unemployment rate went down half a point to 5 point one per cent in May.
Employment rose by 20,000 people.
That compares  to the rest of the country where the unemployment rate was down a tenth of a point to 6 point 5 per cent.
According to the B.C. Federation of Labour president, B.C. continues to have the highest level of part-time work as a percentage of overall employment of any province in Canada.
Irene Lanzinger says job growth continues to be concentrated in Vancouver while other regions aren’t enjoying the benefits of employment gains.

She says wage data released separately by Statscan shows that B.C. ranks fifth in Canada in Canada for average weekly earnings, while the province has the highest cost of living in the country.

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