B.C. continues to lead Canada in wage growth

Bruce Ralston

BRUCE Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, on Friday issued the following statement on the release of the August Labour Force Survey:

“British Columbia continues to lead Canada in wage growth. Higher wages, combined with gains in full-time jobs, mean people are now seeing the benefits of our strong economy. Around the province, the labour force is growing, which is good news for businesses looking to fill positions.

“For the first time, B.C. has had the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for 12 consecutive months. People are re-entering the labour force, and that’s demonstrated by strong gains in employment.

“Our economy has finally started working better for people.”