B.C.’s unemployment rate drops below national average in April Labour Force Survey

June 5, 2024

B.C.’s unemployment rate fell below the national average in April, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.

The agency’s latest Labour Force Survey shows the provincial unemployment rate at 5.0 per cent, down from 6.9 per cent in March and below the national average of 6.1 per cent.

B.C. gained 23,400 jobs in April, 23,100 of which were in the private sector, the most significant private sector increase among the provinces.

Employment increased in the Northeast to 38,300 in April, with unemployment rates dropping to 2.9 per cent.

In March, there were 37,900 B.C. people employed in Northeast B.C., and the unemployment rate was 2.9 per cent.

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