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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Oct 1, 2015 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,703.9 0.9 %
Canada 35,985.8 0.9 %
Consumer Price Index
Nov 2015 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 1.7 % 1.0 %
Vancouver 1.8 % 1.1 %
Victoria 1.4 % 1.0 %
Canada 1.4 % 1.1 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Dec 2015 Nov 2015
B.C. 6.7 % 6.2 %
Canada 7.1 % 7.1 %
BC GDP
(at market prices) 2014 Change on one year ago
$ Millions $ 237,188 4.7 %
$ 2007 chained Millions $ 222,868 3.2 %

Source: Statistics Canada

Interest Rates
(%) Feb 03, 2016 Feb 04, 2015
Prime Business Rate 2.70 2.85
     
Mortgages
- 1 year 3.14 3.14
- 5 year 4.64 4.79

Source: Statistics Canada

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