BC Has Fastest Job Growth In Canada

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV

The province of BC continue to remain the fastest growing when it comes to jobs in the entire country.

According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, employment increased by 12 thousand jobs last month in the province, while unemployment dipped even lower to 5.6 per cent from 5.9 per cent in June. In Prince George, unemployment remained at 7.7 per cent from June to July, but rose half a percentage point to 8.3 percent in the Cariboo region.

In British Columbia, total employment increased by 12 thousand jobs last month, bring the entire growth in the last month to 85 thousand new jobs. However, the picture is much different for the rest of the country.

More than 31 thousand jobs disappeared across Canada last month, which is the largest monthly drop in full-time work since October 2011. In July, more than 71 thousand full-time jobs vanished across the nation and were replaced by 40 thousand part-time positions.

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