BRUCE Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, reacting to the release of the October 2018 Labour Force Survey, pointed out on Friday that after over a decade of stagnation in wage growth, people are now seeing the benefits of B.C.’s strong economy.
British Columbia had the third-highest growth among the provinces, and B.C. has been in the top two for wage growth for 11 of the past 12 months.
Ralston said: “Strong job growth, low unemployment and good wages support a better quality of life for all British Columbians.
“For the 14th month in a row, B.C. had the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 4.1%. In the past year, employment in the province increased by 48,000, the vast majority in full-time jobs in the private sector.
“We are not taking B.C.’s economic growth for granted. We will continue to work with British Columbians to build a strong, sustainable economy that works better for more people.”