British Columbia fared much better than the rest of Canada in the latest employment numbers.
While July’s unemployment report is much worse than economists expected, B.C.’s jobless rate actually dropped in July to 5.6%, from 5.9% in June.
Victoria was out in front, with an unemployment rate of 4.7% this past month.
As a whole, the Canadian economy lost 31-thousand, 200 jobs last month.
The loss in full-time jobs hasn’t been this bad since October of 2011.
Nationally, the jobless rate rose from 6.8% in June to 6.9% per cent.
Newfoundland and Labrador continue to hold the highest unemployment rate, at 12.8 per cent, up from 12.0 in June.