New Year Expects to See B.C. Job Growth Continue
Prince George, B.C.- Last year was very good for employment growth in British Columbia, as the Province led the country with a job growth rate of 3%.
That translates to more than 69 thousand jobs being created in B.C. in the first eleven months of the year.
Private sector financial analysts with RBC, BMO, Scotiabank Desjardins and the Conference Board of Canada, are all predicting B.C. will continue to see job growth. Although the rate may be modest, they predict that B.C. will, once again either lead the rest of the nation, or at the very least, be close to the top.
The analysts are also predicting B.C.’s unemployment rate will continue to slip, settling somewhere between 6.1% and 5.7%. The unemployment rate in November was 6.1%, the lowest in the country for the sixth straight month.