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Economic Updates 
Every month, the Economic Development Division tracks economic indicators to better understand the business climate in Prince George.  Data included in the monthly analysis covers several areas, including employment rates and numbers, real estate developments and transactions, building permit values, business license applications, and airport passenger statistics.
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April 2019 Highlights 
  • Employment in the Cariboo region increased by 2,400 jobs. 
  • Employment in Wholesale and Retail Trade increased by 1000 jobs.
  • Employment in Forestry, Oil and Gas increased by 700 jobs.
  • The average house sale was up 1.8% from 2018.
  • $17.4M in residential permits were taken out in April.
  • Year-to-date permits are up 12% compared to 2018.
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February 2019 Highlights
  • The Prince George unemployment rate is 0.6% lower than February 2018.
  • Employment in the Cariboo region increased by 1,300 jobs.
  • Employment in Wholesale and Retail Trade increased by 700 jobs.
  • Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance increased by 600 jobs.
  • $6.77M building permit for Building 1 of the downtown Park House development.
  • Year-to-date permits are up 16% compared to 2018.

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