Number of Canadians receiving EI edges up

Newfoundland and Labrador only jurisdiction to buck the trend as number of recipients increases 3.9 per cent
||Last Updated: 04/10/2003

The number of Canadians receiving employment insurance benefits in July rose 3.9 per cent from June.

That translates into about 573,150 people who received EI benefits. The largest month-to-month gains were in Manitoba (up 9.9 per cent) and Saskatchewan (9.3 per cent). Newfoundland and Labrador was the only jurisdiction to show a decrease in the number of people receiving benefits.

Payments made in July totaled $809.4 million, up 20.7 per cent from June. Here are the statistics by jurisdiction: