Issue 19-197 Employment Insurance

December 18, 2019

The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) recipients in B.C. increased (+1.3% seasonally adjusted) to 41,090 in October. A 0.5% decline in the number of younger beneficiaries (aged 15 to 24 years) was offset by higher numbers among older recipients. Nationally, the number was relatively unchanged (+0.0%), with 448,120 Canadians receiving regular EI benefits.

Data Source: Statistics Canada