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Employment Insurance statistics
  November 2007 October 2007 November 2006 October to November 2007 November 2006 to November 2007
  Seasonally adjusted
        % change
Regular beneficiaries 446,030p 451,820r 487,160 -1.3 -8.4
Regular benefits paid ($ millions) 695.5p 606.5r 714.5 14.7 -2.6
Initial and renewal claims received (thousands) 207.4p 209.9r 223.9 -1.2 -7.4
  Unadjusted
All beneficiaries (thousands)1 649.3p 595.8p 694.5    
Regular beneficiaries (thousands) 391.1p 347.7p 434.1    
Initial and renewal claims received (thousands) 247.5 233,0 280.5    
Payments ($ millions) 1,054.2 965.3 1,044.9    
  Year-to-date (January to November)
      2007 2006 2006 to 2007
          % change
Claims received (thousands)     2,332 2,414.5 -3.4
Payments ($ millions)     13,200.7 13,372.5 -1.3
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1."All beneficiaries" includes all claimants receiving regular benefits (for example, as a result of layoff) or special benefits (for example, as a result of illness) and are representative of data for the Labour Force Survey reference week which is usually the week containing the 15th.of the month.


Number of beneficiaries receiving regular benefits
  November 2007p October to November 2007 November 2006 to November 2007
  Seasonally adjusted
    % change
Canada 446,030 -1.3 -8.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 35,880 0.4 -2.3
Prince Edward Island 7,870 0.9 -0.1
Nova Scotia 27,040 -0.2 -4.8
New Brunswick 28,810 -0.9 -10.5
Quebec 156,290 -0.9 -10.8
Ontario 120,100 -3.1 -7.7
Manitoba 9,230 -2.9 -13.5
Saskatchewan 8,160 -5.4 -16.7
Alberta 15,080 -2.2 -14.2
British Columbia 35,940 -0.2 -7.3
Yukon 750 -2.6 2.7
Northwest Territories 600 -1.6 -10.4
Nunavut 330 0 -13.2
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Note:The number of beneficiaries includes all claimants who received regular benefits for the Labour Force Survey reference week, usually containing the 15th day of the month.