BC’s job numbers continue to grow although there’s no change in the Kootenays.
Stats Canada reports BC added 13,000 jobs in April to see the unemployment rate drop to 5.7%.
This is the first time BC has had the lowest unemployment rate among all provinces since comparable data became available in 1976. The national jobless rate is 7.1%.
In the Kootenays our jobless rate was fractionally down to 7.5% compared to April 2015. 5,500 people are out of work.
Alberta shed 21,000 jobs last month.