Greater Victoria: lowest unemployment rate in Canada

The latest employment numbers from StatsCanada shows that jobs are continuing to be created at an impressive rate in the Victoria region. Over the last 12 months over 13,000 jobs have been added to the economy including 1,800 for last month. Some sectors were creating more employment growth than others.

Most of the new employment was in educational services, healthcare and social assistance, accommodation and food services and social assistance, said Vincent Ferrao of Statistics Canada.

Sixty-seven per cent of the population over the age of 15 is in the workforce.

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