This is just in from the BCREA
Canadian Employment – October 11, 2013
Following significant ups and downs over the summer, Canadian employment was little changed in September. However, a decline in youths looking for work pushed the Canadian unemployment lower by 0.2 points to 6.9 % , the lowest in 5 years. Total employment has grown 1.2 % in the past 12 months.
In BC, employment fell by 5,400 jobs as a decline in part-time work of 8,200 was only partially offset by higher full-time employment. the provincial unemployment rate rose by 0.1 points to 6.7 %. Year -to-date, employment growth in BC is flat, while the level of total employment in September is 0.7 % lower than in 2012.