Number of employment insurance beneficiaries by type of income benefit
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|Total income benefits1||750,343||1,056,316||982,816||848,893||796,868|
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.
1. The number of beneficiaries receiving total income benefits excludes employment insurance claimants receiving employment and support measures benefits.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 276-0001.
Last modified: 2013-02-21.
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