Labour Force

LABOUR FORCE in BC in 2001 (ie, the number of people available for employment) numbered 2,059,945. Of these, 1,883,975 were actually employed, leaving an unemployment rate of 8.5%. Most jobs, about 78%, were provided by service-producing businesses, while the goods-producing sector (utilities, primary resource extraction, construction and manufacturing) accounted for the rest. About 20% of the labour force was employed in public service, either at some level of government, in CROWN CORPORATIONS...

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