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BC continues to see dip in Employment Insurance beneficiaries in September

Just under 47,000 people collected Employment Insurance benefits in BC during the month of September.

The decline of almost 6% led the nation according to Statistics Canada Analyst, Gordon Song.

“Compared with other provinces, BC had the largest decline at 5.9%, followed by Alberta at 5.2% and then Saskatchewan and Manitoba.”

On the flip side, Prince Edward Island saw the largest increase in beneficiaries among the provinces at 7.4%.

The number of people collecting EI in Canada has dropped 12% since last September due to policy changes last summer.

We are seeing less people collecting now because more people are back working or their benefits have expired.

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