Number of EI recipients rises in September - Macleans.ca

Number of EI recipients rises in September

14,000 more people get added to Canada’s EI rolls

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The number of people receiving employment insurance benefits rose by 14,000 people, or 2.2 per cent, in September. The provinces registering the biggest increases were Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta, though all provinces experienced an increase. Despite the September spike, the number of EI recipients is still 16.5 per cent below the most recent peak reached in July 2009. The total number of people on EI has averaged around 650,000 for majority of this year.

CBC News

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