Rate of EI recipients slows in April: StatsCan

Number of recipients has increased 39.3 per cent since October
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/06/2009

April saw the smallest increase in the number of people receiving employment insurance benefits in six months, according to Statistics Canada.

The number of people receiving EI benefits in April increased by 2.7 per cent, or 18,600, from March to reach 697,000 recipients.

Alberta and Saskatchewan showed the fastest rate of increase in the number of beneficiaries.