Issue 17-11: Employment Insurance

January 18, 2017

The number of British Columbians receiving regular employment insurance (EI) benefits edged up 0.2% (seasonally adjusted) in November, to 56,330. Among other provinces, Alberta (+3.4%) saw the biggest increase in the number of beneficiaries, while Quebec (-1.8%) recorded the most notable decline. Nationally, there was almost no change in the number of recipients (-0.1%) from October.

Data Source: Statistics Canada