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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
Aug 2016 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 2.0 % 1.8 %
Vancouver 2.4 % 2.1 %
Victoria 2.0 % 1.6 %
Canada 1.1 % 1.4 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Aug 2016 Jul 2016
B.C. 5.5 % 5.6 %
Canada 7.0 % 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
(%) Sep 21, 2016 Sep 23, 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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