%%tb-image-alt-text%%
Kamloops.me

Me and my Kamloops

Minister’s statement on June’s Labour Force Survey results

Minister’s statement on June’s Labour Force Survey results

July 5, 2019 at 10:19 am  BC, News, Politics

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for June 2019:

“We’re investing in people and building a sustainable economy that works for everyone. The latest results of the Labour Force Survey show that British Columbia is holding strong.

“For 23 months in a row, B.C. has had the lowest unemployment rate in the country, at 4.5% in June. Over the past year, 109,100 new jobs were created across a variety of sectors in B.C., including retail, real estate and tech, which have some of the highest gains in employment.

“Earlier this month, the global credit rating agency Fitch affirmed British Columbia’s AAA credit rating and strong fiscal plan. It was the third international agency to confirm our top credit rating this year, pointing to B.C.’s solid economic performance, stable fiscal plan and a diversifying economy.

“While the latest statistics show that B.C. maintains a strong economic position in the country, we know some in our province are facing difficult times. I feel for those affected by mill closures and layoffs in the forestry sector and we will continue to support these workers and their families.

“Investing in people is key to building a healthy economy for generations to come. We’re improving access to skills training and continuing education so that people can unlock their full potential and seize new opportunities. We’re focused on encouraging hiring local people to grow local economies and build thriving communities throughout the province.”

View the full article from the original source

No conversations yet

Activity Stream

Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Lac du Bois Ridge Route
Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: West Kenna Wanderings – Kamloops Trails
Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:50 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Greening the red list can accelerate species recovery
Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Tod Mountain End-of Summer Loop
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 6:09 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Let’s tip the scales toward justice
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Taylor Basin – Kamloops Trails
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 9:01 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Dewdrop Ridge Ramble – Kamloops Trails
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Great Glacier Trail to the Ice
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 12:51 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Climate-altering negligence is endangering our children
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Twin Falls and the Whaleback Trail
Full Stream