BC Labor Force Snapshot – September 2023

How did British Columbia’s labor market perform in September? The province’s unemployment rate is up 0.2% from August, totaling 5.4%. The labor force expanded by 33,600 individuals, and employment increased by 25,700, resulting in an increase of 48,300 from a year ago.

There was a rise of 2,100 part-time positions alongside an increase of 23,600 full-time roles, compared to August. Notably, full-time employment saw positive growth in the 25 to 54 age group (+27,000), while declining for those aged 15 to 24 (-3,300) and 55 + (-100).

Employment increased in both the private sector (+5,600) and the public sector (+6,600), with the number of self-employed individuals increasing by 13,500 compared to August.

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