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Number of March EI beneficiaries in BC declines

BC fared quite well on March’s Employment Insurance survey according to Stats Canada Labour Division Analyst, Melissa Moyser.

“The number of people receiving regular EI benefits decreased 1.0% or 520 people to 52,260 meanwhile the number of beneficiaries increased in both Manitoba and Alberta.”

In March, 545,700 people received regular benefits in Canada which is a drop of 0.4%.

On the flip side, there was a spike of 8.1% in EI claims made in British Columbia.

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