Labour force characteristics, unadjusted, 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, unadjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.), Vancouver (B.C.), Victoria (B.C.))
  December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Abbotsford-Mission (B.C.)        
Population 146.0 148.4 2.4 1.6
Labour force 97.3 100.7 3.4 3.5
Employment 90.0 94.7 4.7 5.2
Unemployment 7.3 6.0 -1.3 -17.8
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 6.0 -1.5
Participation rate (%) 66.6 67.9 1.3
Employment rate (%) 61.6 63.8 2.2
Vancouver (B.C.)        
Population 2,146.5 2,177.2 30.7 1.4
Labour force 1,411.3 1,424.8 13.5 1.0
Employment 1,335.7 1,355.7 20.0 1.5
Unemployment 75.6 69.1 -6.5 -8.6
Unemployment rate (%) 5.4 4.8 -0.6
Participation rate (%) 65.7 65.4 -0.3
Employment rate (%) 62.2 62.3 0.1
Victoria (B.C.)        
Population 305.1 308.6 3.5 1.1
Labour force 193.7 196.5 2.8 1.4
Employment 182.3 186.9 4.6 2.5
Unemployment 11.4 9.6 -1.8 -15.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 4.9 -1.0
Participation rate (%) 63.5 63.7 0.2
Employment rate (%) 59.8 60.6 0.8

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