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  • Jobs in BC forest industry per 1000 cubic metres of cut, 1965-2019


    Evergreen Alliance Staff
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    THIS DATA, from the ministry of forests and BC Stats, shows that in 2019, the logging industry had to cut twice the volume of forest—compared with 1965—for every direct job it provides. The lower level of employment is the result of lower-value wood and mechanization of the industry. The direction is clear: the industry will provide even fewer jobs in the future. The long-term decline in industry jobs is illustrated by the second graph below.

     

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