Employment insurance beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan area and census agglomeration (monthly) (Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford-Mission, Vancouver, Victoria)
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|December 2011||December 2012p||December 2011 to December 2012||December 2011 to December 2012|
|Unadjusted for seasonality|
|number||change in number||% change|
|Portage la Prairie||210||220||10||4.8|
|Lloydminster, Alta. part||70||60||-10||-14.3|
|Fort St. John||160||200||40||25.0|
| p : preliminary. |
Calendar effect in July 2012: The number of beneficiaries is a measure of all people who received EI benefits during the reference week of the Labour Force Survey (LFS). In the majority of cases, the LFS reference week is the second full week of the month. In the case of July 2012, however, the reference week was July 15th to 21st, which was the third full week. As a result of this rare occurrence, many claimants whose employment ended in June this year had served the mandatory two-week waiting period for EI in time to be counted as beneficiaries. This produced an artificially high number of beneficiaries in July. This calendar effect was accounted for in the seasonally adjusted data at the national, provincial and territorial level. However, this ‘calendar effect’ was not removed from unadjusted data. Year-over-year comparisons of unadjusted data should therefore be interpreted with caution.
Number of beneficiaries receiving regular benefits exclude claimants receiving training, job creation and self-employment benefits as well as other employment and support measures benefits.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 276-0009.
Last modified: 2013-02-21.
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