According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia is the top performer in Canada with a 3.2% increase in employment rate in the 12 months to March.

B.C. gained 72,000 jobs year-over-year in March, helped by an increase of 9,000 positions in the month, according to Statistics Canada data released April 8.

March’s gain pushed the province’s unemployment rate down a tick to 6.5%, although the rate is up 0.6 percentage points year-over-year from 5.9% in March 2015, as more people in B.C. were looking for work. Compared with a year ago, B.C. has added 39,000 full-time and 33,000 part-time jobs

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