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B.C. Continues to Lead Canada in Job Growth

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 10:31 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The August job numbers have just been released and when it comes to job creation, British Columbia remains head of the class when compared to its provincial peers.

Vincent Ferrao, labour analyst with Statistics Canada, says the province has seen “strong employment growth over the last 12 months.”

“Employment has grown by 3.1% which represents 73,000 more people. The unemployment rate is at 5.5% (August)- that’s down by .7% from a year ago,” he says. “So the employment growth is the strongest among the 10 provinces and the unemployment rate is the lowest among the 10 provinces.”

He says job growth in Prince George though has remained “stable” with an unemployment rate of 6.6% last month compared to 7.7% a year ago.

Despite the drop there were still 200 fewer people employed last month – 48,000 people compared to 48,200 in August, 2015.

Ferrao says there wasn’t much change in the Cariboo either where the unemployment rate was 7.7% compared to 7.8% the year before. He says 79,800 people were working last month compare to 80,000 a year ago.

Federally, the unemployment rate remained unchanged year over year at 7%. He adds the number of jobs grew by just .4% over that time which translated into 77,000 more jobs.

“So you notice the big discrepancy between B.C. and Canada,” says Ferrao. “It’s been like that for some time now.”


B.C. Continues to Lead Canada in Job Growth?

What? Again??

Well, that sucks! Right guys?


Hello guys? Are you there? Hellooooo? Guys?

Hmmm, wonder where they all went?

Must be on the phone with John Horgan!

    Did you miss your morning med’s?

      Heck no, I take mine before dinner!

      You wouldn’t be one of those guys I was looking for, now would you be, haha!

Christy Clark has to go. Lets vote in another loser.

Yup, an election is coming; pump this story over, and over, again… perhaps once every week until the election? So here is automated response:

ht tp://globalnews.ca/news/2585369/jobs-are-coming-to-british-columbia-but-they-arent-full-time-ones/

    It’s a statistics CANADA story. Christy has nothing to do with their news releases. Federal Agency Controlled by youre BFF Justin Trudeau.

      No it isn’t, this is a BC Liberal “positive spin” story that will appear in the media numerous times until the election. Nobody asks why this story appears twice in less than a week, and will continue to appear “as news”, dozens of times between now and May, 2017.

      Again, the majority of those jobs are part-time and minimum wage earners… look past the superficial positive spin folks!

      The reason this article appears in the media is stated in the article itself “The August job numbers have just been released” by Stats Canada, and a few comments below you can actually view the cansim data released.

      Enjoy being in the top province for job growth instead of poking your head out from under that rock and crying “humbug”

    Here is the automated response to your automated response that shows you (and your source) are wrong:

    Second quarter results by CANSIM show full time vacancies are at 66.1% when compared to part time in BC

    ht tp://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160811/dq160811a-cansim-eng.htm

    Because some people do not know how to use Stats Can tables:

    Select 285-0004 Job Vacancy and Wage Survey
    Select – add remove data
    Add in all the provinces by checking the little box above “Canada” and scroll down and click “Apply”.
    You then get your info on full and part time job vacancies reported per province and Canada as a whole

    Results for BC are 66.1% full time in the first quarter of 2016

    The Labour Force Survey also proves your article is wrong:

    ht tp://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=2820087&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=31&tabMode=dataTable&csid=

    Click add/remove data
    Click the little box above the word “Canada” to include all provinces
    Scroll down and apply

    April 2016 BC
    Full time employed: 1,863,500
    Part time employed: 509,500

    August 2016
    Full time employed: 1,881,700
    Part time employed: 504,400

    Difference in 4 months:
    Full time employed: +18,200
    Part time employed: -5,100

    In the 4 month period from April 2016 to Aug 2016 those employed full time increased by 18,200 people while those working part time decreased by 5,100 people. Could be part time moving to full time but in any case the number of people out of work dropped from 146,700 to 140,100.

    Them’s the facts not just some reporters or bloggers outlook

Crappy news if your a dipper looking for a wedge issue! LOL
Bring on the TROLLS !

The clippership….I mean dippership SS Tinytanic hit an iceberg yesterday when Captain Horgan announced if elected he would be open to discussions on the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Before the announcement was even finished a multitude of people could be seen jumping ship and swimming towards a Green kayak that was bobbing in the waves.

The Tinytanic is known to be a notoriously unstable aluminum vessel as it only has a port side and a far port side and as such will sink long before reaching port in 2017.

Not to worry as the huge vessel SS Diverse Stable Economy and her Captain Christy Clark will continue to provide a secure place for the residents of the province to grow and prosper.

    I have three questions for you:

    1. Are you starting the weekend early?
    2. What are you drinking or smoking?
    3. Can you share your answer to the second question with the rest of us?

      Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 10:04 AM by JGalt with a score of 0
      “….I am not that bat sh.. crazy!”

      You are the one who admitted that you are not mentally stable, it is just a matter of how many bricks are missing from your load:D

      Christy Clark 2017👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    The reason he has to be “open” to discussions on Kinder Morgan is last election the NDP stated they were completely against the pipeline and lost the election so he has to change tactics to appease the rats on the dipper ship so they don’t jump ship this time

      When the ndp did an autopsy on the last election loss they brought in a CSI crew to get to the root cause of the massive fail.

      After finding multiple shoe sole patterns in the mouth and throat that matched the footware of a certain Adrian Dix the cause was found to be without a doubt suicide by asphyxiation,every time he opened his mouth he stuck his foot in.

      Horgan may have caught the bug also.

    No matter what a person’s political leaning’s are, that was funny!! Thank’s Sparrow, on a dreary day that made my morning.

Jgalt will ride the ship to the bottom of the ocean. It does not matter what reality is for these wacko lefties. They cannot see the jobs right in front of their faces. Horgan will say whatever it takes to try to get those near left side votes but at the end of the day NDP=dead economy and near last place in job creation.

    I beg your pardon, Global News in not a “wacko lefty” news organization. Perhaps you should write them a stern letter, if you disagree so much?

    ht tp://globalnews.ca/news/2585369/jobs-are-coming-to-british-columbia-but-they-arent-full-time-ones/

      Maybe ask Global News why they got it wrong instead of trying to promote it.

      The article you link to came out in March and like Keith Baldry says, “So the next time Statistics Canada releases their jobs data, peel back the layers and check to see where any significant growth is coming from.”
      Here is the “next time” data:

      ht tp://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=2820087&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=31&tabMode=dataTable&csid=

      Full time employment in the province outpacing part time, in fact part time employment has gone down in the last 4 months (oops)

      Global news is indeed a wacko leftie news organization right down to its core. It’s you who can’t see the forest for the trees.

Alberta’s solutions for the NDP’s massive debt and massive jobs losses. Come to BC.

“Part-time jobs increased substantially (+20,100), while full-time jobs decreased slightly (-6,000). The shift towards part-time employment was most notable for workers aged 15 to 24 years with the number of part-time jobs expanding (+10,700) and full-time jobs decreasing ( 5,200). There was also some growth in the number of part-time jobs for workers aged 55 years and over (+4,400) and aged 25 to 54 years (+4,900).” ~ BCStats

Looks like the Global News article was right, jobs are coming to BC but they are part-time jobs!

Attack the message, not the messenger.

    ht tp://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/StatisticsBySubject/LabourIncome/EmploymentUnemployment.aspx

    “Compared to July, full-time jobs increased (+22,400), although there was a drop in part-time jobs (-29,000). Among workers aged 15 to 24 and older workers (55 years of age and over), full time employment increased by 12,800 and 22,000 respectively, while core working-age workers (25 to 54 years of age) experienced a decline in full-time employment of 12,400.” BC Stats – Labour Force Statistics, August 2016, Highlights

    The messenger has to use current stats

This just out today (Sept. 9th) can’t get much more current than that!

“While employment in Canada increased by 26,000 jobs in August, British Columbia saw a decrease of 6,600 jobs in the month, according to Statistics Canada data released September 9.”


Like I said, the BC Liberals are so desperate for good news, they are willing to positive spin actual “job losses”!


    You left out the next two paragraphs

    “Although the number of jobs decreased, there were fewer people looking for work and the unemployment rate fell a tick to 5.5% from 5.6% in July. This is the lowest rate of unemployment in the country. Across Canada, the average rate increased to 7.0% from 6.9% the previous month.

    B.C. also remains the province with the highest rate of yearly growth in the country. In the 12 months to August, B.C. gained almost 73,000 jobs – an increase of 3.1%. This is almost the entire gain of just over 77,000 jobs seen across the country year-over-year.”

    Yes August dropped from July as people prepare go back to school more than likely a contraction of the labour force is a signal of that. There was a drop of 29,000 part time jobs and an increase of 22,400 full time jobs from July to August. July saw an increase of 33,900 part time jobs over June.

    “The unemployment rate in British Columbia was 5.5% in August, down from 5.6% in July. Even though employment decreased by 6,600, the labour force as a whole contracted by 8,800, leading to the drop. The unemployment rate was also lower compared to August of 2015, when it was 6.2%. In addition, job creation (+72,600) outpaced growth in the labour force (+60,000) over the course of the past twelve months.” BC Stats – Labour Force Statistics, August 2016, Highlights

    (Seasonally adjusted) 8,800 people dropped out of the workforce but the total employed decreased by 6,600. Total unemployed in July 142,300 fell to 140,100 in August.

    (Seasonally adjusted) Full time from July to August went up from 1,859,300 to 1,881,700. In the same timeframe there was a drop in part time from 533,400 to 504,400.

    The charts I have linked to are current to September 9th (today), you can look at it yourself.

Well now you have proof that black is really white.

If the NDP gets into power, you will be screwed by a different party but in the end, you will still be screwed.

I think X-it gets the point, a 6,600 job loss in BC gets spun into a positive thing! Can’t wait for the next election to get here, until then, its going to be a full-time job researching and debunking all of these false positive spin stories designed to cover a pile of crap government, with a delicious layered coating of chocolate.

False positive spin stories like this one might make the BC Liberals look and smell good, but underneath there sits that same pile of crap!

Be like me, question every bit of news, don’t be sheeple!!!

    You still can’t spin a good news story into a bad news one no matter how hard you try.

    8,800 people dropped out of the labour force and we only lost a net of 6,600 part time jobs.

I drove a Dutch rental car from booming West Germany across the border to Berlin, through East Germany – the Workers Paradise communist Germany!

The difference between the affluent West and the East was startling! All the business and factories were state owned, no private businesses and greedy corporations allowed! Dark and highway, remnants of what was built in the Thirties! The standard of living in East Germany was extremely bad, even though East Germany was better than any of the other Soviet satellite socialist republics!

People here have no idea how much an actual experience like that can teach an observer!

A capitalist country with all its faults is 100 times better than a socialist country where everything is state owned and run into the ground by socialist party committee unaccountable honchos!

Just saying! Don’t even think about it! It is about poverty being spread around to everybody while the party cadre is whooping it up at the Black Sea fancy resorts and shopping at secret shopping centers where all the forbidden capitalist products are available to the Socialist party big-wig members!

Beware of anything that comes even close to it!

    Wow…. :-O

    When you wake up sober, or straight, tomorrow and read the comment you just posted, give your head shake! You might want to get some counselling to “ground” yourself more properly.

    Your “Red Scare” is a throw back to the 1920 – 50’s, you might want to rejoin the rest of us here in the year 2016. Kind of concerned about your mental health status after reading what appears to be, your genuinely impassioned comment. It’s a bizarre comment PrinceGeorge, and totally out of context.

      No, you give your head a shake! It was not in the 1920-50’s! It was much later! You know that the wall (the one the commies erected to keep their people from escaping!) came down 30 years in the 80’s!You never had that opportunity to see what I did in person! Your comment is very insulting as it questions my mental health which is just fine! You are indeed a pathetic troll – as many commenters have already pointed out – who is out of touch with reality!

      Obviously you are defending something! Who knows what it is! The extreme left that you represent will never run Canada, that is for sure!

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