Issue 19-87 Employment Insurance

May 23, 2019

There were 26,040 British Columbians receiving regular employment insurance (EI) benefits in March, 2.6% more (seasonally adjusted) than the previous month. Among B.C.’s metropolitan areas, Abbotsford-Mission (-3.8%), Victoria (-3.2%) and Vancouver (-0.3%) recorded declines, while the number of beneficiaries in Kelowna was up (+4.7%).

All other provinces recorded an increase in the number of recipients in March. Nationally, there were 4.7% more EI beneficiaries than in February.

Data Source: Statistics Canada