Business in Vancouver: B.C. adds 15,300 jobs in August but growth slows amid recovery


Ken Peacock, chief economist for the Business Council of B.C., said in normal times a 15,000 monthly gain would make for a strong showing.

“But in this [COVID-19] context, 15,000 represents a pretty dramatic slowing,” he said, adding he expected the province to post anywhere between zero to 40,000 jobs in August.

“The low-hanging fruit sectors that were hardest hit, a lot of that rehiring has taken place in the past couple of months.”

Peacock said he does not expect robust numbers moving into the fall.

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