Issue 18-177 Employment Insurance

October 18, 2018

The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) recipients in B.C. inched down (-0.9% seasonally adjusted) to 42,200 in August. An increase in the number of male beneficiaries (+3.4%) was offset by a decline among female recipients (-6.2%).

Nationally, the number was 1.6% lower than in July, with 464,660 Canadians receiving regular EI benefits.

Data Source: Statistics Canada