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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Employment Insurance

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Jul 18, 2019

In May 2019, there were 49,090 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in Alberta, a decrease of 4,120 people (-7.7%) compared with May 2018. Nationally, EI beneficiaries decreased by 4.3% year-over-year.