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 - Aug 9, 2018

In May 2018 there were 52,840 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in Alberta, a decrease of 20,950 people (-28.4%) compared with May 2017. Nationally, Employment Insurance beneficiaries decreased 15.2% year-over-year.