From February 2020 to June 2023, the number of government jobs increased by 11.8 per cent compared to only 3.3 per cent in the private sector.
From February 2020 to June 2023, total employment in B.C. increased by 111,500 jobs—including 104,400 in the government sector.
Canada's employment rate actually ticked down from 62.0 per cent in July to 61.9 per cent in August.
Since February 2020, government employment has increased by 9.4 per cent compared to just 0.4 per cent for the private sector.
Several major cities including Windsor and Thunder Bay experienced a rate of job creation below the national average.
Total business investment declined by 0.2 per cent per year between 2016 and 2019.