B.C. gains 14,000 jobs in February, leads the country in employment growth

The construction sector leads B.C.’s employment growth gaining 34,000 positions in the month of February.

B.C. added 14,100 jobs in February, according to Statistics Canada data released March 11, keeping its unemployment rate steady at 6.6%, compared with 7.3% across Canada.

“B.C. has been the runaway job-growth leader over the past year at a strong 3% year-over-year, almost triple runner-up Ontario’s 1.1% rise,” said BMO chief economist Douglas Porter.

Porter pointed out that only three provinces in the country have seen job gains over the past year, with Quebec being the third (up 0.4%).

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