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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Apr 1, 2014 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,624.3 1.2 %
Canada 35,427.5 1.1 %
Consumer Price Index
Jul 2014 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 1.4 % 0.5 %
Vancouver 1.6 % 0.7 %
Victoria 1.4 % 0.3 %
Canada 2.1 % 1.5 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Aug 2014 Jul 2014
B.C. 6.1 % 5.9 %
Canada 7.0 % 7.0 %
BC GDP
(at market prices) 2012 Change on one year ago
$ Millions $ 219,994 2.3 %
$ 2007 chained Millions $ 208,961 1.5 %

Source: Statistics Canada

Interest Rates
(%) Sep 10, 2014 Sep 11, 2013
Prime Business Rate 3.00 3.00
     
Mortgages
- 1 year 3.14 3.14
- 5 year 4.79 5.34

Source: Statistics Canada

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