Stats Canada is reporting a boost to BC employment in June.
It rose by 15,000 and the overall unemployment rate fell 0.3% to 5.8%.
On a year-over-year basis, employment in BC has increased by 23,000 or 1%.
In the Kootenays the adjusted seasonal jobless number rose to 7.3% for June.
It was 6.7% in June last year.
Canada’s unemployment rate stayed static at 6.8%.