Issue 17-79: Employment Insurance

July 25, 2017

There were 1,850 fewer British Columbians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in May (-3.5%, seasonally adjusted), compared to April. The number of EI recipients fell for both men (-4.3%) and women (-2.4%).

Nationally, there was also a drop in recipients, with 12,760 fewer people collecting EI, a decrease of 2.4% from April.

Data Source: Statistics Canada