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BC gains 8,900 jobs in April 2011; unemployment rate dips from 8.1% to 7.9%

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Statistics Canada issued its April 2011 Labour Force Survey today. Key stats for British Columbia in April (as compared to March) were:

  • a gain of 8,900 jobs; 
  • a dip in the unemployment rate from 8.1% to 7.9%.


  • employment rose by 58,000 in April, mainly in part time. 
  • the unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 7.6%.