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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Oct 1, 2014 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,657.9 1.2 %
Canada 35,675.8 1.1 %
Consumer Price Index
Jan 2015 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 0.8 % 1.1 %
Vancouver 0.8 % 1.2 %
Victoria 0.9 % 1.0 %
Canada 1.0 % 1.9 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Jan 2015 Dec 2014
B.C. 5.6 % 5.5 %
Canada 6.6 % 6.7 %
BC GDP
(at market prices) 2013 Change on one year ago
$ Millions $ 229,685 3.2 %
$ 2007 chained Millions $ 215,218 1.9 %

Source: Statistics Canada

Interest Rates
(%) Feb 25, 2015 Feb 26, 2014
Prime Business Rate 2.85 3.00
     
Mortgages
- 1 year 2.89 2.89
- 5 year 4.74 5.24

Source: Statistics Canada

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