Monday, October 20th7.7°C
23836
23720

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

23021


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14227.68+174.71
S&P CDNX810.1318.20
DJIA16380.41263.17
Nasdaq4258.438+41.047
S&P 5001886.76+24.00
CDN Dollar0.8873+0.0009
Gold1241.50+2.50
Oil81.74+0.12
Lumber334.60-0.60
Natural Gas3.74-0.026

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.10-0.01
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.11+0.06
Cantex0.08+0.02
Anavex Life Sciences0.19-0.0015
Metalex Ventures0.05+0.005
Russel Metals32.35+0.87
Copper Mountain Mining1.94+0.09
Colorado Resources0.15+0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.013-0.0028
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.060.00
Mission Ready Services0.45+0.06

 



20759

FEATURED Property
2091601#117 3825 Glen Canyon Drive
3 bedrooms 3 baths
$379,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Keep it rubber side down

This time of year, I always worry about which friends of mine will get caught going off the road in adverse weather conditions. With a little preparation most accidents can be avoided. Having won the...


Big bank predicts rate hike

Photo: Thinkstock.comThe end of record-low rates is nigh, according to one major bank, which has taken a stance and predicted when the Bank of Canada will raise its long-standing overnight rate. &ldq...


Experts share strategies in Kelowna

The third week in October is “Small Business Week”, a week dedicated to supporting local, small businesses. The week was designed to bring awareness to Canadians about the role small busin...

_





23545


Member of BC Press Council


23832