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B.C. Unemployment Rate DROPS

B.C. saw a surge in new full-time jobs in April, and its unemployment rate is now well below the national average, which sits at 7.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. In B.C., the unemploymen...
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Media Bites: The Sad State of B.C. Politics

The 40th British Columbia General Election is a dreary race between dreadful choices. That's an easy thing to say about any election, granted, but the sad state of B.C. politics is truly the stuff apathy was designed for. The final droplets of ideology, vision, principle, passion, and leadership having long since drained from this province's governing class, there's now nothing left but empty partisan squabbling.
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B.C. Students Face Tough Job Market

A B.C. economist says it will be a tough summer for students looking for work, with youth unemployment higher than it was four years ago. “The overall economy is still pretty sluggish right now,” sai...
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B.C. Unemployment Spikes

The latest jobs figures from Statistics Canada show a spike in unemployment in B.C. The rate jumped to 7 per cent in March, up from 6.3 per cent in February — the biggest rise in the country and a lo...
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B.C. Is Leaking Jobs

British Columbia is losing jobs faster than anywhere else in the country, say numbers released by Statistics Canada. The number of B.C. jobs lost in October added up to about 11,000 in total, more tha...
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B.C. Jobs, Numbers Game

VICTORIA - Finance Minister Mike de Jong says British Columbia's year-old Jobs Plan is doing what it was supposed to do — create jobs and attract investment.De Jong said Tuesday that B.C. is leading C...