Kamloops' Labour Force

The Kamloops area has a very diverse economy, not dependent on any one industry. The city enjoys a well-educated and diverse labour force of workers who support a wide range of economic sectors. Employers report high satisfaction with the quality of labour in Kamloops based on work ethic, education and work experience levels, and list it as a major factor for locating their business in Kamloops. The affordable, high quality of life in the region appeals to both local graduates as well as relocating professionals.

Employment Growth SA2 (%)

SA2 = Seasonally Adjusted. Seasonally Adjusted labour force data is not available for Kamloops, therefore, raw data was used.

Unemployment Rate SA2(%)

SA2 = Seasonally Adjusted. Seasonally Adjusted labour force data is not available for Kamloops, therefore, raw data was used.

Labour Force Participation Rates for Kamloops
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
(Thousands)
Population 15 years+ 77.7 79.0 84.8 85.5 85 84.3 84.3
Labour Force
 Total 56.6 54.1 57.1 55.4 60 56.6 57
Employed 53.3 49.6 51.9 51.1 55.7 53 52.6
Unemployed 3.3 4.5 5.2 4.3 4.3 3.5 4.4
Not in Labour Force 21.2 24.9 27.7 30.1 25 27.8 27.3
(Percentage)
Unemployment Rate 5.8 8.3 9.1 7.8 7.2 6.2 7.7
Participation Rate 72.8 68.5 67.3 64.8 70.6 67.1 67.6
Employment Rate 68.6 62.8 61.2 59.8 65.5 62.9 62.4