Issue 16-180: Employment Insurance

September 22, 2016

The number of British Columbians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits rose 8.9% (seasonally adjusted) in July. More men (+11.0%) and women (+5.6%), received these benefits. Nationally, the number of EI beneficiaries was also higher (+4.4%) in July, with most provinces posting increases. Alberta (+23.6%) and Saskatchewan (+21.9%) saw the most substantive escalations in number of beneficiaries.

Data Source: Statistics Canada