Issue 17-32: Employment Insurance

February 16, 2017

The number of British Columbians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits dropped 1.6% (seasonally adjusted) in December, to 54,950.

Nationally, the number of EI recipients inched down 0.6%, to 568,790. The number of beneficiaries was down in most provinces across the country. Saskatchewan (-3.6%) saw the most substantial decline, followed by Quebec (-1.7%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada