What percentage of British Columbia's jobs and GDP are in the following four industries:  Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Forestry?

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In order to find the answer to this question, you can go to this website, which is provided by the government of British Columbia.  The information that you need is there.

The site shows you that the percentage of the work force that is employed in each of these industries is as follows:

  • Construction: 9.5% of all workers
  • Manufacturing: 8.1%
  • Agriculture: 1.5%
  • Forestry and logging: .8%

The site also gives the percentages of the provincial GDP that are produced by each of these industries.  They are as follows:

  • Construction: 6.2% of provincial GDP
  • Manufacturing: 9.3%
  • Agriculture: .7%
  • Forestry and logging: 1.6%

One thing that is of interest here is that forestry and logging appears to be the most efficient industry with its percentage of the GDP being double its percentage of the work force.