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B.C. adds over 15,000 jobs in August

British Columbians are slowly returning back to work as the province and the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Statistics Canada, B.C. added 15,300 jobs in August, with 87 percent of those being full-time.

The new jobs bring the province’s job total just over 94 per cent of the pre-pandemic numbers in February.

The unemployment rate dropped for the third month in a row down to 10.7 per cent, down from 11.1 per cent in July.

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Canada wide, 246,000 jobs were added bringing the unemployment rate to 10.2 per cent.

Despite the increase, Canada sits 1.1 million jobs below the pre-pandemic total.

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