Issue 17-59: Employment Insurance
March 23, 2017
The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) recipients in B.C. was relatively unchanged (+0.0%, seasonally adjusted) at 55,340 in January. An increase in the number of male beneficiaries (+1.0%) was offset by a decline among female recipients (-1.5%).
Nationally, the number was down slightly (-0.3%), with 567,930 Canadians receiving regular EI benefits in January.
Data Source: Statistics Canada