Thursday, January 20, 2011

EI claims drop for Prince Rupert area

Statistics Canada provided results of the latest Employment Insurance survey of the north coast and their number crunching provides results of a 30 per cent reduction in the number of residents claiming EI from their November survey.

The number of claimants no longer collecting EI is down to 420 in November of 2010 compared to the 600 of 2009.

The numbers don't necessarily indicate any massive turn around in economic fortunes, as a good number of those claimants may have just exhausted their benefits and moved on to other options such as social assistance.

The Northern View outlined the number crunch review here.

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