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The latest job numbers paint a rosy picture for B.C.'s economy.
The province's unemployment rate in April was 6.2 percent, down from seven percent in March, and from 7.8 percent in April of last year.
Statistics Canada analyst Jason Gilmore says 20,000 jobs were added last month, continuing an upward trend from February 2011.
"The monthly gains are fairly widespread. We see increases in manufacturing employment, natural resources, agriculture, (and) a little bit of an increase in educational services."
Gilmore adds jobs numbers in B.C. have been outperforming the national average -- and are third best in the country, behind Alberta and Saskatchewan.