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Housing construction increased in B.C. in August

B.C. housing starts rose for a second straight month in August. The increase partially stalled declining momentum during the first half of the year. Including rural areas, starts reached a...

B.C. housing prices, sales continue to slide

The year of discontent persists for the housing sector as the confluence of federal mortgage stress-testing measures, higher interest rates, provincial policy measures and buyer skittishness...

Weekly paycheques in B.C. get fatter in June

Employees across most B.C. industries enjoyed higher paycheques in June, according to the latest Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours. Average weekly earnings rose 0.6% from May. The gain...

B.C. retail sales sector growth slides in June

Retail disappointed in June in B.C. as sales growth lagged behind all provinces while the sector posted the strongest decline in more than two years. A slowdown in housing-related purchases, health...

July’s increase ends housing-sales slump

B.C. ended a six-month slide in Multiple Listing Service (MLS) home sales in July but activity remained low as mortgage stress tests, higher interest rates and provincial policy continued to weigh. ...

B.C. employment nudges up in July

Employment growth in B.C. improved in July but continued to underwhelm, according to the latest Labour Force Survey results. Arresting a downward trend observed since the beginning of the year,...

Energy sales power B.C. export growth

B.C. exports were strong in June despite the drag from U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel products. International dollar-volume goods exports rose 11.4% year-over-year to reach $4.22 billion...

Metro Vancouver leads B.C.’s housing starts stall

B.C. housing starts sank in June as a steep decline in the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA) offset gains elsewhere in the province. Total urban-B.C. starts fell to a seasonally adjusted...

Province’s energy export volumes up as prices fall

B.C. international merchandise exports steadied after a sharp April pullback. Unadjusted exports fell 0.7% year-over-year to $3.86 billion in May, but improved from April’s 2.2% decline. Adjusting...

B.C. earnings slip in April

Following a strong March bump, average weekly earnings (AWE) posted a weak April showing in B.C. According to the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours, April wage earnings fell 1.1% from March to...