27 September 2010

NL only province to post jump in EI claims in July

The number of Employment Insurance claimants dropped in every province in Canada in July compared to June except in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The province saw an increase of 2.4% in EI claims in July, matching the increase seen in June from May.

Year over year, the number of claims is down 16.2%.

In June to July 2009, the number of EI claims went up by 6.5% but then dropped by 8.7% the next month. 

Over the past year, the number of claims has dropped each month, except for the past two.  Most months, the drops were modest, ranging from 0.0% to 1.3%.  Except for the July to August 2009 drop of 8.7%, the largest drop was 3.2% from October to November 2009.

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