BCREA ECONOMICS NOW Canadian Employment - November 2, 2018
Total Canadian employment was up by 11,200 jobs in October after jumping by 62,000 jobs in September. Part-time employment declined by 23,000 jobs while full-time work was up 34,000 jobs. The national unemployment rate ticked 0.1 points lower to 5.8 per cent. Total employment was up 1.1 per cent, or 206,000 jobs compared to this time last year.
In BC, employment fell by 1,100 jobs in October after adding 33,000 jobs in September. On a year-over-year basis, employment was up 2 per cent and the provincial unemployment rate fell 0.1 points to 4.1 per cent, the lowest rate of unemployment in the province since December 2007.