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 2017 April 2017 March 2017 to April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017 March 2017 to April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.)            
Population 148.9 149.1 0.2 2.3 0.1 1.6
Labour force 99.4 98.9 -0.5 3.7 -0.5 3.9
Employment 93.1 93.2 0.1 4.7 0.1 5.3
Unemployment 6.3 5.6 -0.7 -1.2 -11.1 -17.6
Unemployment rate (%) 6.3 5.7 -0.6 -1.4
Participation rate (%) 66.8 66.3 -0.5 1.4
Employment rate (%) 62.5 62.5 0.0 2.2
Vancouver (B.C.)              
Population 2,183.6 2,186.1 2.5 30.1 0.1 1.4
Labour force 1,437.8 1,446.0 8.2 10.4 0.6 0.7
Employment 1,370.2 1,376.6 6.4 26.1 0.5 1.9
Unemployment 67.6 69.3 1.7 -15.8 2.5 -18.6
Unemployment rate (%) 4.7 4.8 0.1 -1.1
Participation rate (%) 65.8 66.1 0.3 -0.5
Employment rate (%) 62.7 63.0 0.3 0.4
Victoria (B.C.)              
Population 309.2 309.6 0.4 3.6 0.1 1.2
Labour force 197.7 199.7 2.0 8.0 1.0 4.2
Employment 190.2 192.4 2.2 12.4 1.2 6.9
Unemployment 7.5 7.4 -0.1 -4.3 -1.3 -36.8
Unemployment rate (%) 3.8 3.7 -0.1 -2.4
Participation rate (%) 63.9 64.5 0.6 1.9
Employment rate (%) 61.5 62.1 0.6 3.3

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