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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Jul 1, 2016 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,751.6 1.2 %
Canada 36,286.4 1.2 %
Consumer Price Index
Sep 2016 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 1.8 % 1.8 %
Vancouver 2.2 % 2.2 %
Victoria 1.7 % 1.7 %
Canada 1.3 % 1.4 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Oct 2016 Sep 2016
B.C. 6.2 % 5.7 %
Canada 7.0 % 7.0 %
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
(%) Dec 07, 2016 Dec 09, 2015
Prime Business Rate 2.70 2.70
     
Mortgages
- 1 year 3.14 3.14
- 5 year 4.64 4.64

Source: Statistics Canada

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