Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators for Metro Vancouver

Economic Indicators from the Conference Board of Canada

Metric 2015 2016 2017 2018
Real GDP at Basic Prices
(2007 $ millions)
126,052
4.1
138,844
3.9
145,164
4.6
148,722
2.5
Total Employment (000s) 1,299
1.7
1,359
4.7
1,402
3.2
1,427
1.8
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.9 5.4 4.6 4.3
Household Income Per Capita ($) 43,391
5.8
46,129
2.4
47,711
3.4
49,389
3.5
Population (000s) 2,510
1.1
2,582
1.5
2,611
1.1
2,650
1.5
Total Housing Starts 20,863 27,914 26,204 23,404
Retail Sales ($ Millions) 34,548
11.1
37,572
8.7
40,262
7.2
40,299
0.1
CPI (2002 = 1,000) 1.219
1.2
1.246
2.2
1.273
2.2
1.310
2.9

Source: Conference Board of Canada, Metropolitan Outlook, Autumn 2019 (link)