The Globe is reporting on the strong increase in EI beneficiaries in the past month. The report intones that the growth in the number of employment insurance beneficiaries was “especially strong in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, all of which recorded month-over-month increases that were above the national average.”
You’d think the sky was falling in the have provinces. So for a little perspective, this is the rate of current EI recipients per 1,000 population across Canada.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||71.3|
|Prince Edward Island||56.6|
Obviously, for Alberta’s standards having 83% less persons on EI is admittedly high for them but then again everything is relative, no?