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.))
  December 2016 January 2017 December 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017 December 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.)            
Population 148.4 148.5 0.1 2.3 0.1 1.6
Labour force 100.0 100.4 0.4 3.5 0.4 3.6
Employment 94.1 94.2 0.1 4.4 0.1 4.9
Unemployment 5.9 6.2 0.3 -0.9 5.1 -12.7
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 6.2 0.3 -1.1
Participation rate (%) 67.4 67.6 0.2 1.3
Employment rate (%) 63.4 63.4 0.0 2.0
Vancouver (B.C.)              
Population 2,177.2 2,179.1 1.9 30.0 0.1 1.4
Labour force 1,432.3 1,429.0 -3.3 7.9 -0.2 0.6
Employment 1,359.4 1,358.3 -1.1 18.7 -0.1 1.4
Unemployment 72.9 70.7 -2.2 -10.8 -3.0 -13.3
Unemployment rate (%) 5.1 4.9 -0.2 -0.8
Participation rate (%) 65.8 65.6 -0.2 -0.5
Employment rate (%) 62.4 62.3 -0.1 0.0
Victoria (B.C.)              
Population 308.6 308.8 0.2 3.5 0.1 1.1
Labour force 196.5 196.2 -0.3 2.8 -0.2 1.4
Employment 186.6 187.1 0.5 4.9 0.3 2.7
Unemployment 9.9 9.1 -0.8 -2.1 -8.1 -18.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.0 4.6 -0.4 -1.2
Participation rate (%) 63.7 63.5 -0.2 0.2
Employment rate (%) 60.5 60.6 0.1 0.9

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