British Columbia’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month. even though more people found jobs in the province.
Statistics Canada’s Yssaad Lahouria says B.C. was the only province in the country to see a significant increase in employment, despite treading water with the jobless rate.
“The gains in B.C. were recorded in two major industries – those are wholesale and retail trade and transportation and warehousing.”
The province added 14,000 jobs last month, although the unemployment rate remained at 6.6%.
The national rate rose slightly in February to 7.3%.
Saskatchewan led the country again with the lowest jobless numbers while Newfoundland Labrador had the highest.