Less EI claims in July

According to Stats Canada the number of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits declined in July 2009 which is likely a result of unemployed workers running out of EI benefits without finding a job. Stats Canada also reports that new EI claims have declined which may mean that less worker qualify for benefits or that the pace of layoffs has slowed slightly.

More Information

The Daily - Employment Insurance - September 28, 2009, Stats Canada

"BC saw small drop in EI recipients in July" - September 28, 2009, The Hook

"EI Benefits by City" - September 28th, 2009, Progressive Economics Forum