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Table 1 Employment Insurance statistics

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Employment Insurance statistics
  November 2007 October 2008 November 2008 October to November 2008 November 2007 to November 2008
  Seasonally adjusted
        % change
Regular beneficiaries 453.5 491.0r 506.3p 3.1 11.7
Initial and renewal claims received (thousands) 211.0 237.3r 259.5p 9.4 23.0
All beneficiaries (thousands)1 656.6 635.7p 714.6p    
Regular beneficiaries (thousands) 394.6 374.9p 443.3p   12.3
Men (thousands) 224.6 214.0p 262.9p   17.1
Women (thousands) 170.0 161.0p 180.3p   6.1
Initial and renewal claims received (thousands) 247.5 246.0 304.9    
Payments ($ millions) 1,054.2 1,033.1 1,294.2    
  Year-to-date (January to November)
      2007 2008 2007 to 2008
          % change
Claims received (thousands)     2,332.0 2,427.3 4.1
Payments ($ millions)     13,257.7 13,707.0 3.4
"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 day of the month.