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 - Oct 18, 2018

In August 2018 there were 52,300 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in Alberta, a decrease of 15,610 people (-23.0%) compared with August 2017. Nationally, Employment Insurance beneficiaries decreased 11.8% year-over-year.