Greater Victoria’s unemployment rate the lowest in Canada

The latest release of StatsCanada’s labour force survey shows that the employment picture in Victoria remains strong. The unemployment rate in Greater Victoria is at 3% which is the lowest in the country. The construction sector is seeing an easing of demand and labour shortages are not as acute as they have been in recent years.

As far as the national picture goes the largest growth for June was in professional, scientific and technical services, where there were over 37,000 new jobs added to the economy.