The employment picture in the North Coast-Nechako region has improved immensely over the past 12 months according to Stats Canada.
In October, the unemployment rate came in at 4.8% – a decline of three points during the same month a year earlier at 7.9.
Labour Division Analyst, Vince Ferrao spoke with Vista Radio.
“Looking at the number of people who worked, 43,600 people worked in October and a year ago there were 41,800 people employed.”
“In terms of how many people are unemployed, the 4.8% represents 2,200 people unemployed.”
In addition, BC has the second-lowest jobless mark among all the provinces at 4.2%, trailing only Quebec, which stands at 4.1.
Canada’s unemployment held steady at 5.2% in October no change from the previous month but the country did add 108-thousand jobs.
Here is the breakdown by province:
- Quebec 4.1%
- British Columbia 4.2%
- Saskatchewan/Manitoba 4.6%
- Alberta 5.2%
- Prince Edward Island 5.4%
- Ontario 5.9%
- New Brunswick/Nova Scotia 7.6%
- Newfoundland and Labrador 10.3%