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Canada Employment Insurance Total Rises

October 18 2012

The number of people receiving employment insurance benefits in Canada rose by 3.2 percent in August for a total of 534,400, following three months of little change, Statistics Canada announced today.

The number of beneficiaries rose notably in Quebec, while Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Ontario also experienced increases.

However, the number of initial and renewal claims filed fell 1.3 percent in August to 229,400.

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