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900 more people in BC collect Employment Insurance in May

51,770 people in BC received Employment Insurance in May.

That’s an increase of 900 residents compared to April’s total of 50,860.

The number of claims received in British Columbia also plummeted 9.2% in the past year.

Alberta saw the biggest increase across Canada with 8400 more people collecting benefits in May due to the Fort McMurray wildfire.

77,000 people in Alberta are now receiving benefits.

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