Employment Insurance

The number of Employment Insurance beneficiaries represents a count of persons who lose their jobs and who are available for and able to work, but can't find a job. For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown.

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Sep 21, 2017

In July 2017 there were 71,460 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in Alberta, a decrease of 36,010 people (-33.5%) compared with July 2016, when there was a spike in EI claims stemming from program changes, resulting in a large increase in the number of beneficiaries. Nationally, Employment Insurance beneficiaries decreased 8.7% year-over-year.