Saturday, July 26th17.2°C
22087
21755

Number of EI recipients down 1.9 per cent in January: StatsCan

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says 502,500 people were getting regular employment insurance benefits in January, down 1.9 per cent from the previous month.

It says the decline follows a period of relative stability in the number of EI beneficiaries that began in May 2013.

The number of regular EI recipients declined in Quebec, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario in January.

There was little or no change in the other provinces.

The number of beneficiaries was down 4.6 per cent in Quebec, 1.7 per cent in British Columbia, 1.6 per cent in P.E.I. and 1.1 per cent in Ontario.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

22447


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15455.04+60.59
S&P CDNX1017.445.79
DJIA16960.57-123.23
Nasdaq4449.564-22.543
S&P 5001978.34-9.64
CDN Dollar0.9247+0.0002
Gold1294.80+4.2001
Oil104.30-0.29
Lumber326.00+0.20
Natural Gas3.783-0.064

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.185-0.015
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.15-0.02
Cantex0.07-0.01
Anavex Life Sciences0.275-0.005
Metalex Ventures0.08+0.01
Russel Metals35.36-0.21
Copper Mountain Mining2.820.00
Colorado Resources0.21+0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.10+0.019
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.05+0.025
Mission Ready Services0.19+0.01

 



21336

FEATURED Property
1995762896 Mount Royal Drive
3 bedrooms 3 baths
$619,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Take charge of your debt

Photo: Thinkstock.comWays to reduce your Debt:Make a budget and get budget counselingA basic first step for debt reduction is to prepare a budget and plan your spending. Once you have a budget, you mu...


Geopolitical tensions rattle markets

The Big Picture Geopolitical tensions rattle markets The spectre of rising geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Gaza cast a shadow over an otherwise positive week in the markets. News that a passenger...


Labour shortage in BC

The mainstream media are finally waking up to something unusual in British Columbia – a labour shortage. If the experience of Alberta is a guide to our own future, the highly skilled labour will...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22581