MLA embraces job statistics

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo welcomes what he sees as positive job growth in B.C.

Statistics Canada shows that B.C. added more than 12,000 new jobs in May and the province continues to have one of Canada’s lowest overall unemployment rates at 5.6 per cent.

The latest figures also indicate that the province has a youth unemployment rate of 9.7 per cent.

“In an uncertain global economy, I want families in the Shuswap to know that we have their backs,” said Kyllo, Shuswap’s Liberal MLA who is parliamentary secretary for the B.C. Jobs Plan.

“Last year under the B.C. Liberal government’s plan, the province set a new record for employment levels in 2016 with nearly 2.5 million British Columbians working, and has added a total of more than 250,000 new jobs since we launched the B.C. Jobs Plan.”

Kyllo works on the Jobs Plan with Jobs Minister Shirley Bond.

Since the launch of the B.C. Jobs Plan, BC is first in the nation in job creation, first in the nation in youth job creation, and first in the nation in the reduction of our unemployment rate and youth unemployment rate,” said Kyllo.

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