Friday, October 05, 2012

BC Employment by Sector September 2012

Below are some graphs highlighting BC's employment over the past 15 years in various sectors. But first here are the historical employment, participation, and unemployment rates (CANSIM table 282-0117)

And the spreads between the rest of BC and Vancouver CMA.

Here are the contributions of the two major goods producing sectors (construction and manufacturing) as a percentage of total employment. These are seasonally unadjusted with 3 month moving average applied (CANSIM table 282-0111).
And the service producing sectors (NSA)

Not much to add this month, other than health care and social assistance is continuing to increase its employment relative to other sectors, and Vancouver-area unemployment has increased in recent months, now 1% below its recent peak in 2009. Employment data have noise so it will take several months to see underlying trends.

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