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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Jan 1, 2016 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,707.0 0.9 %
Canada 36,048.5 0.9 %
Consumer Price Index
Mar 2016 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 1.7 % 1.3 %
Vancouver 2.1 % 1.5 %
Victoria 1.5 % 1.3 %
Canada 1.3 % 1.2 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Mar 2016 Feb 2016
B.C. 6.5 % 6.6 %
Canada 7.1 % 7.3 %
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
(%) Apr 27, 2016 Apr 29, 2015
Prime Business Rate 2.70 2.85
     
Mortgages
- 1 year 3.14 3.14
- 5 year 4.64 4.64

Source: Statistics Canada

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