B.C. unemployment rate stays among the best in Canada

By The Canadian Press
August 4, 2017 - 7:00am

VANCOUVER —     Statistics Canada says for the eight month in a row, the country saw job growth in July while the unemployment rate fell to the lowest point in nine years.

     The unemployment rate nationally sits at 6.3 per cent as the number of full-time jobs increased 35-thousand -- although that was offset by the loss of 24-thousand part-time jobs last month.

     Among the provinces, British Columbia has the second-lowest unemployment rate in the country at 5.3 per cent.

     Kelowna had the lowest jobless rate among B-C cities at 3.6 per cent, followed by Victoria at 4.6 per cent, Vancouver at 5.1 per cent and Abbotsford at 5.6 per cent. (The Canadian Press)

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