Issue 19-149 Employment Insurance
September 19, 2019
The number of British Columbians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits climbed 2.9% (seasonally adjusted) in July, to 42,510. Nationally, EI beneficiaries were up 1.1%, to 450,590. The number of recipients was higher in most provinces across the country, with New Brunswick (+4.9%) experiencing the most substantial increase, followed by Alberta (+3.6%).