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.
In December 2018 there were 47,790 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in Alberta, a decrease of 15,370 people (-24.3%) compared with December 2017. Nationally, Employment Insurance beneficiaries decreased 10.6% year-over-year.
In 2018, an average of 53,673 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits in Alberta, a decrease of 25.9% from 2017.