Employment Archive

As of 2013, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has used the BC Stats Labour Force Survey classifications for industry breakdowns of employment instead of in-house methodologies.
 
Year Metal Mines Coal Mines Construction Aggregates Industrial Minerals Total Mining Sectors Mineral Exploration
2012 4,375 5,985 1,290 (Construction Aggregates and Industrial Minerals) 1,290 (Construction Aggregates and Industrial Minerals) 14,275 2,625
2011 3,274 4,134 2,231 2,500 12,410 2,500
2010 3,436 4,027 2,300 2,402 12,165 2,714
2009 3,298 3,252 2,181 1,963 10,694 1,703
2008 3,529 3,746 2,740 2,496 12,511 3,202
2007 3,498 3,487 2,553 3,029 12,567 3,408
2006 3,270 3,201 2,137 2,766 11,374 2,669
2005 3,192 2,754 2,118 2,587 10,651 1,931
2004 2,771 2,620 1,753 2,388 9,532 1,545
2003 2,389 2,724 1,793 2,472 9,378 1,022
2002 2,294 2,990 1,848 2,202 9,334 885
2001 3,012 2,869 1,767 2,104 9,752 827
2000 3,350 2,925 1,709 1,800 9,784 865
1999 3,055 3,202 1,934 1,858 10,049 898
1998 3,735 3,677 1,918 1,908 11,238 975
1997 3,301 4,001 1,876 1,998 11,176 1,330
1996 3,713 3,955 1,892 2,074 11,634 1,270
1995 4,200 3,800 1,587 2,122 11,709 715
1994 3,564 3,673 1,587 2,080 10,904 760
1993 3,802 3,564 1,679 2,070 11,115 605
1992 4,698 3,539 1,401 1,975 11,613 651
1991 5,172 5,392 1,661 2,789 15,014 1,175
1990 5,473 5,654 2,052 3,443 16,622 1,917
1989 6,350 5,641 2,070 3,476 17,537 1,591
1988 5,929 5,509 2,234 3,750 17,422 1,926
1987 5,546 5,144 2,912 4,888 18,490 1,307
1986 5,428 5,210 1,886 3,166 15,690 755
1985 5,004 5,821 2,217 3,723 16,765 880
1984 5,848 5,781 2,256 3,789 17,674 1,075
1983 6,810 4,249 1,953 3,280 16,292 947
1982 8,406 4,652 3,066 5,149 21,273 935
1981 9,558 3,620 3,311 5,559 22,048 1,608
1980 7,648 3,612 3,100 5,203 19,563 1,353

 

Source: Ministry of Energy and Mines Statistics, PricewaterhouseCoopers