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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
  October 2008 October 2009p October 2008 to October 2009 October 2008 to October 2009
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Canada        
Both sexes 381,080 592,570 211,490 55.5
Under 25 years 33,920 60,200 26,280 77.5
25 to 54 years 277,410 426,380 148,970 53.7
55 years and over 69,750 105,990 36,240 52.0
Men 217,470 361,620 144,150 66.3
Under 25 years 22,520 41,580 19,060 84.6
25 to 54 years 153,320 254,200 100,880 65.8
55 years and over 41,640 65,840 24,200 58.1
Women 163,610 230,960 67,350 41.2
Under 25 years 11,400 18,630 7,230 63.4
25 to 54 years 124,090 172,180 48,090 38.8
55 years and over 28,120 40,150 12,030 42.8
Newfoundland and Labrador        
Both sexes 29,900 34,040 4,140 13.8
Under 25 years 2,770 3,340 570 20.6
25 to 54 years 20,390 22,820 2,430 11.9
55 years and over 6,740 7,880 1,140 16.9
Men 16,170 19,550 3,380 20.9
Women 13,730 14,500 770 5.6
Prince Edward Island        
Both sexes 5,540 6,600 1,060 19.1
Under 25 years 560 730 170 30.4
25 to 54 years 3,790 4,350 560 14.8
55 years and over 1,190 1,520 330 27.7
Men 3,120 3,680 560 17.9
Women 2,420 2,920 500 20.7
Nova Scotia        
Both sexes 21,740 26,730 4,990 23.0
Under 25 years 2,290 2,980 690 30.1
25 to 54 years 15,390 18,760 3,370 21.9
55 years and over 4,060 4,990 930 22.9
Men 13,320 16,880 3,560 26.7
Women 8,420 9,850 1,430 17.0
New Brunswick        
Both sexes 22,400 26,790 4,390 19.6
Under 25 years 1,850 2,350 500 27.0
25 to 54 years 15,760 18,540 2,780 17.6
55 years and over 4,790 5,900 1,110 23.2
Men 13,330 16,140 2,810 21.1
Women 9,070 10,650 1,580 17.4
Quebec        
Both sexes 122,170 154,180 32,010 26.2
Under 25 years 11,960 15,960 4,000 33.4
25 to 54 years 87,000 108,570 21,570 24.8
55 years and over 23,220 29,640 6,420 27.6
Men 70,480 92,930 22,450 31.9
Women 51,690 61,240 9,550 18.5
Ontario        
Both sexes 114,230 194,700 80,470 70.4
Under 25 years 8,810 17,650 8,840 100.3
25 to 54 years 87,320 145,210 57,890 66.3
55 years and over 18,090 31,850 13,760 76.1
Men 64,640 117,810 53,170 82.3
Women 49,590 76,890 27,300 55.1
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.