Issue 16-53: Employment Insurance

March 24, 2016

The number of British Columbians receiving regular employment insurance (EI) benefits climbed (+2.5% seasonally adjusted) to 27,560 in January. Nationally, the number of EI beneficiaries was virtually unchanged (-0.0%). Total recipients increased in most provinces, offsetting declines in Saskatchewan (-1.0%), Newfoundland and Labrador (-3.7%) and Ontario (-3.9%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada