Issue 19-137 Employment Insurance

August 22, 2019

The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) recipients in B.C. crept up (+0.5% seasonally adjusted) to 40,670 in June. An increase in the number of male beneficiaries (+1.1%) was moderated by a slight decline among female recipients (-0.3%).

Nationally, the number was relatively unchanged from May (-0.0%), with 442,580 Canadians receiving regular EI benefits in June.

Data Source: Statistics Canada