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.