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Table 2 Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory

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Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
  July 2008 July 2009p July 2008 to July 2009 July 2008 to July 2009
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Canada        
Both sexes 476,290 754,960 278,670 58.5
Under 25 years 37,710 74,900 37,190 98.6
25 to 54 years 352,320 549,490 197,170 56.0
55 years and over 86,260 130,570 44,310 51.4
Men 231,730 430,850 199,120 85.9
Under 25 years 23,450 51,950 28,500 121.5
25 to 54 years 162,550 302,920 140,370 86.4
55 years and over 45,730 75,970 30,240 66.1
Women 244,560 324,110 79,550 32.5
Under 25 years 14,260 22,950 8,690 60.9
25 to 54 years 189,770 246,570 56,800 29.9
55 years and over 40,530 54,600 14,070 34.7
Newfoundland and Labrador        
Both sexes 27,170 36,980 9,810 36.1
Under 25 years 2,920 4,080 1,160 39.7
25 to 54 years 18,510 24,900 6,390 34.5
55 years and over 5,740 8,000 2,260 39.4
Men 14,810 21,700 6,890 46.5
Women 12,350 15,280 2,930 23.7
Prince Edward Island        
Both sexes 6,290 6,950 660 10.5
Under 25 years 680 790 110 16.2
25 to 54 years 4,380 4,760 380 8.7
55 years and over 1,240 1,400 160 12.9
Men 3,630 4,020 390 10.7
Women 2,660 2,940 280 10.5
Nova Scotia        
Both sexes 25,700 31,360 5,660 22.0
Under 25 years 2,380 3,370 990 41.6
25 to 54 years 18,400 22,160 3,760 20.4
55 years and over 4,910 5,830 920 18.7
Men 13,990 18,250 4,260 30.5
Women 11,700 13,110 1,410 12.1
New Brunswick        
Both sexes 27,220 33,360 6,140 22.6
Under 25 years 2,240 3,040 800 35.7
25 to 54 years 19,540 23,440 3,900 20.0
55 years and over 5,440 6,880 1,440 26.5
Men 13,760 18,430 4,670 33.9
Women 13,460 14,930 1,470 10.9
Quebec        
Both sexes 145,240 183,700 38,460 26.5
Under 25 years 13,040 18,490 5,450 41.8
25 to 54 years 104,540 130,080 25,540 24.4
55 years and over 27,660 35,140 7,480 27.0
Men 74,560 104,090 29,530 39.6
Women 70,680 79,620 8,940 12.6
Ontario        
Both sexes 157,040 274,420 117,380 74.7
Under 25 years 10,230 23,140 12,910 126.2
25 to 54 years 120,860 206,820 85,960 71.1
55 years and over 25,960 44,460 18,500 71.3
Men 71,680 151,840 80,160 111.8
Women 85,370 122,580 37,210 43.6
preliminary
Note(s):
The number of beneficiaries receiving regular benefits excludes claimants receiving training, job creation and self-employment benefits as well as other employment and support measures benefits.