Bryan Yu

Data points: Unlike in B.C., Greater Vancouver unemployment rose in August

The unemployment rate in the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area rose to 5.8 per cent in August

Data points: B.C. payroll counts climb as SME confidence continues to erode

Central 1 chief economist Bryan Yu's weekly analysis of the latest economic indicators

Data points: Retail spending reveals that our economy is slowing somewhat

It is early in the slowdown as cumulative rate hikes continue to work through the economy, writes Bryan Yu

Data points: Housing sales pull back as B.C.’s labour market manages to hold on

The latest round of interest rate hikes points to sluggish conditions into the fall months, writes Bryan Yu

Data points: B.C. job market resilient as SMEs’ short-term confidence falls

Still, only 28 per cent of B.C. SMEs consider themselves to be in a good state of business health

Data points: Lower Mainland home sales up 31 per cent in June

Soaring population growth through immigration is lifting demand for real estate, writes Bryan Yu

Data points: B.C., Canadian immigration break records as rate of inflation slows

During the first quarter of 2023, B.C.’s population increased by 38,600 people

Data points: Housing downturn expected despite better market performance

Any market momentum is likely to be cut short by the Bank of Canada's interest rate moves, writes Bryan Yu

Data points: The number of B.C. EI recipients remained low in March

B.C.’s labour market saw little change in March, writes economist Bryan Yu

Data points: Higher interest rates weigh on retail sales as visits to B.C. drop

Central 1 economist Bryan Yu analyzes B.C. retail sales and visits to the province