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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Apr 1, 2016 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,720.9 1.0 %
Canada 36,155.5 1.1 %
Consumer Price Index
Jun 2016 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 2.0 % 1.6 %
Vancouver 2.4 % 1.9 %
Victoria 1.8 % 1.5 %
Canada 1.5 % 1.4 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Jun 2016 May 2016
B.C. 5.9 % 6.1 %
Canada 6.8 % 6.9 %
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
(%) Jul 20, 2016 Jul 22, 2015
Prime Business Rate 2.70 2.70
     
Mortgages
- 1 year 3.14 3.14
- 5 year 4.74 4.64

Source: Statistics Canada

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