October was another big month for job growth as the Canadian economy added 43,000 jobs. The national unemployment rate dropped 0.3 points to 6.5 per cent, the lowest rate since November 2008.
In BC, employment grew by 4,600 jobs in October. Full-time employment expanded by 6,600 jobs while part-time employment fell by 2,000.
The provincial unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.1 per cent. Year-to-date, total employment in BC is up just 0.7 per cent.