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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Oct 1, 2015 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,666.9 1.1 %
Canada 35,749.6 0.9 %
Consumer Price Index
Jul 2015 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 1.0 % 0.9 %
Vancouver 1.1 % 1.0 %
Victoria 1.1 % 1.0 %
Canada 1.3 % 1.4 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Jul 2015 Jun 2015
B.C. 6.0 % 5.8 %
Canada 6.8 % 6.8 %
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
(%) Aug 26, 2015 Aug 27, 2014
Prime Business Rate 2.70 3.00
     
Mortgages
- 1 year 2.89 2.89
- 5 year 4.64 4.79

Source: Statistics Canada

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