Economic indicators, by province and territory (monthly and quarterly) (British Columbia)

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Economic indicators, by province and territory (monthly and quarterly)
(British Columbia)
  Most recent period Change from previous period Change from previous year
      %
B.C.  
Labour market  
Employment (SA, thousands) December 2017 2,491.0 0.2 3.4
      percentage points
Unemployment rate (SA, %) December 2017 4.6 -0.2 -1.2
Participation rate (SA, %) December 2017 65.2 -0.1 0.5
      %
Labour income (SA, $ millions) September 2017 11,567.3 1.4 7.1
Average weekly earnings (SA, $) October 2017 951.54 0.07 3.71
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, tables 281-0063282-0087 and 382-0006.
 
Prices
      %
Consumer price index (2002=100) November 2017 125.9 0.2 2.6
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 326-0020.
 
Demand
      %
Retail trade (SA, $ millions) October 2017 7,302.0 2.0 10.5
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 080-0020.
 
Manufacturing
      %
Sales (SA, $ million) October 2017 4,349.2 2.1 8.9
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 304-0015.
 
Residential construction
      %
Building permits (SA, $ million) November 2017 1,180.3 -13.8 -5.0
Housing starts (SAAR, thousands of units) December 2017 51.987 9.909 24.517

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