B.C. employment rises for first time since May

November 22, 2019

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Estimated employment in the Labour Force Survey climbed for the first time since May, jumping 0.6% or 15,300 persons to near 2.57 million. This regained about two months of losses and points to stabilization after a recent dip. Full-time employment, particularly among people 55 and over, gathered momentum.

While headline numbers were strong, net employment growth owed mostly to Metro Vancouver, where gains reached 28,000 persons or 1.9%. On aggregate, employment fell in the rest of the province.

Source: Business in Vancouver