American economics blogger Calculated Risk looks at employment from the point of view of participation rate for the 25-54 age cohorts and the so-called "employment to population ratio", the ratio of those employed to the population. Below is BC's participation rate and employment-population ratio for the 25-54 cohort:
Somewhat of a surprise was graphing Canada's participation rate and employment-population ratio compared to the US. Here I quickly overlaid Calculated Risk's US graph with the Canadian one, again for the 25-54 age cohort:
Since 2002 there has been a marked divergence in the countries' participation rates and a reversal of the countries' employment-population ratio differential.