B.C. has the lowest unemployment rate in the country: Statistics Canada

Canadian employment rate, July 2011 to July 2016

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B.C. employment rose by 12,000 in July, while the unemployment rate declined 0.3 percentage points to 5.6 per cent, the lowest in the country. In the 12 months leading up to July, employment gains in British Columbia totalled 85,000 or 3.7 per cent, the fastest growth rate among the provinces. In Canada overall, employment declined by 31,000 (-0.2 per cent) in July and the unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point to 6.9 per cent. (Statistics Canada)

Will Donald Trump kill the business suit? While Trump’s suits are great for Trump, they are terrible for businesses that depend on the world’s executive classes wearing them too. A generation already increasingly uninterested in aspiring to tailoring will be turned off it for good—repelled by the cut of his cloth and appalled by the man inside it. (The Economist)

The art of the out-of-office reply. It’s August, and vacationers’ email auto-responses are coming in left and right. From the poetic missive to a simple “nope,” saying you’re not working has become its own art form. (The New York Times)

How to deal with highly sensitive people in the workplace. A workplace psychologist says some workers can be easily overwhelmed—but it’s not always a bad thing. (CBC)

The ideal office floor plan, according to science. The open office plan is here to stay. What changes, however, is who exactly sits next to whom. (Bloomberg)