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BC leads in recent job creation in Canada

Last Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm PDT

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Canada's unemployment rate drops to lowest level in more than two years

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – British Columbia led the provinces in job creation last month — continuing an upward trend that began in the spring of 2015.

Statistics Canada says employment increased by 19,000 — fuelled by gains in full-time work and spread across several industries.

The federal agency says employment in the province was up 3.6 per cent over the same month last year — the fastest growth rate among the provinces.

British Columbia also posted the lowest unemployment rate among the provinces last month at 5.1 per cent — down from 5.6 per cent in January.