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Latest EI numbers very kind to BC

Despite an increase in the number of Employment Insurance recipient’s over the past year, B.C is doing way better than some of its prairie counterparts.

Stats Canada Analyst, Gordon Song says the spike was just under 5% which is a far cry compared to Alberta and Saskatchewan.

“It went up by 4.7% which is an increase of 2,380. It is not a significant increase compared to Alberta or Saskatchewan which have gone up 79 and 39 percent respectively in the last year.”

In February, 548,700 people received EI benefits in Canada which is a jump of 6.7%.

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