After dropping for six months, the number of EI recipients levels off - Macleans.ca
 

After dropping for six months, the number of EI recipients levels off

Both new claims and overall numbers virtually unchanged in April


 

Roughly the same number of Canadians filed for Employment Insurance in April as did in March. The number of people on  benefits didn’t change much either. That follows a 19.5% drop since the peak of 829,000 recipients in June 2009. Ontario has seen the fastest rate of decline in beneficiaries with 26.5% fewer people on EI in April than there were last June.

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After dropping for six months, the number of EI recipients levels off

  1. On the surface this sounds like great news. However the news snippet lacks employment figures to back this up as a positive development.
    Where job figures improved? Did unemployment numbers decline? Or did the E.I. benefits merely run out, making these people no longer eligible?
    CBC has been beaten lately for soft reporting, add CTV to that pillory if they continue to offer soft facts like this.