Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators for Metro Vancouver

Economic Indicators from the Conference Board of Canada

Metric 2015 2016 2017
Real GDP at Basic Prices
(2007 $ millions)
126,052
4.1
131,081
4.0
137,030
4.5
Total Employment (000s) 1,299
1.7
1,359
4.7
1,401
3.1
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 5.4 4.6
Household Income Per Capita ($) 43,391
5.8
46,888
3.3
48,928
4.4
Population (000s) 2,510
1.1
2,542
1.3
2,571
1.1
Total Housing Starts 20,863 27,914 26,204
Retail Sales ($ Millions) 34,548
11.1
37,572
8.8
40,266
7.2
CPI (2002 = 1,000) 1.219
1.2
1.246
2.2
1.273
2.2

Source: Conference Board of Canada, Metropolitan Outlook, Autumn 2018 (link)