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.))
  January 2017 February 2017 January 2017 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017 January 2017 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.)            
Population 148.5 148.7 0.2 2.3 0.1 1.6
Labour force 100.4 99.7 -0.7 3.1 -0.7 3.2
Employment 94.2 93.6 -0.6 4.1 -0.6 4.6
Unemployment 6.2 6.1 -0.1 -1.0 -1.6 -14.1
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 6.1 -0.1 -1.2
Participation rate (%) 67.6 67.0 -0.6 1.0
Employment rate (%) 63.4 62.9 -0.5 1.8
Vancouver (B.C.)              
Population 2,179.1 2,181.3 2.2 29.9 0.1 1.4
Labour force 1,429.0 1,433.4 4.4 4.9 0.3 0.3
Employment 1,358.3 1,366.5 8.2 25.3 0.6 1.9
Unemployment 70.7 66.8 -3.9 -20.5 -5.5 -23.5
Unemployment rate (%) 4.9 4.7 -0.2 -1.4
Participation rate (%) 65.6 65.7 0.1 -0.7
Employment rate (%) 62.3 62.6 0.3 0.3
Victoria (B.C.)              
Population 308.8 309.0 0.2 3.5 0.1 1.1
Labour force 196.2 196.8 0.6 3.6 0.3 1.9
Employment 187.1 188.2 1.1 6.2 0.6 3.4
Unemployment 9.1 8.6 -0.5 -2.6 -5.5 -23.2
Unemployment rate (%) 4.6 4.4 -0.2 -1.4
Participation rate (%) 63.5 63.7 0.2 0.5
Employment rate (%) 60.6 60.9 0.3 1.3

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