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.