The number of EI claims in British Columbia went through the roof in July according to Jeremy Weekes with Stats Canada.

“The total number of claims in the month were 35,600 and that compares to 307,600 at the Canada level so it’s slightly more than 10%.”

BC is responsible for 10% of the people in Canada currently on Employment Insurance.

Of the 575,200 residents collecting assistance just under 56,000 of those are from the province.