Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average) (Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.), Vancouver (B.C.), Victoria (B.C.))

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Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.), Vancouver (B.C.), Victoria (B.C.))
  March 2016 April 2016 March 2016 to April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016 March 2016 to April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.)            
Population 146.6 146.8 0.2 2.4 0.1 1.7
Labour force 95.7 95.1 -0.6 -2.5 -0.6 -2.6
Employment 88.9 88.5 -0.4 -3.4 -0.4 -3.7
Unemployment 6.7 6.6 -0.1 0.9 -1.5 15.8
Unemployment rate (%) 7.0 6.9 -0.1 1.1
Participation rate (%) 65.3 64.8 -0.5 -2.8
Employment rate (%) 60.6 60.3 -0.3 -3.3
Vancouver (B.C.)              
Population 2,153.7 2,156.0 2.3 37.2 0.1 1.8
Labour force 1,431.8 1,433.7 1.9 80.9 0.1 6.0
Employment 1,341.8 1,347.6 5.8 76.7 0.4 6.0
Unemployment 90.0 86.1 -3.9 4.2 -4.3 5.1
Unemployment rate (%) 6.3 6.0 -0.3 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 66.5 66.5 0.0 2.7
Employment rate (%) 62.3 62.5 0.2 2.5
Victoria (B.C.)              
Population 305.7 306.0 0.3 3.7 0.1 1.2
Labour force 192.3 191.3 -1.0 5.2 -0.5 2.8
Employment 180.6 179.4 -1.2 4.7 -0.7 2.7
Unemployment 11.6 11.9 0.3 0.5 2.6 4.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.0 6.2 0.2 0.1
Participation rate (%) 62.9 62.5 -0.4 0.9
Employment rate (%) 59.1 58.6 -0.5 0.8

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