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Table 3 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
Manitoba        
Both sexes 7,310 11,180 3,870 52.9
Under 25 years 740 1,210 470 63.5
25 to 54 years 5,340 8,120 2,780 52.1
55 years and over 1,230 1,840 610 49.6
Men 4,280 7,020 2,740 64.0
Women 3,030 4,150 1,120 37.0
Saskatchewan        
Both sexes 5,830 9,560 3,730 64.0
Under 25 years 490 1,180 690 140.8
25 to 54 years 4,240 6,700 2,460 58.0
55 years and over 1,100 1,690 590 53.6
Men 3,430 6,290 2,860 83.4
Women 2,400 3,270 870 36.3
Alberta        
Both sexes 14,210 53,920 39,710 279.5
Under 25 years 1,050 6,210 5,160 491.4
25 to 54 years 10,630 39,790 29,160 274.3
55 years and over 2,530 7,920 5,390 213.0
Men 7,390 34,880 27,490 372.0
Women 6,810 19,040 12,230 179.6
British Columbia        
Both sexes 35,980 72,660 36,680 101.9
Under 25 years 3,280 8,390 5,110 155.8
25 to 54 years 26,160 51,890 25,730 98.4
55 years and over 6,540 12,380 5,840 89.3
Men 20,310 45,090 24,780 122.0
Women 15,670 27,570 11,900 75.9
Yukon        
Both sexes 710 820 110 15.5
Under 25 years 60 80 20 33.3
25 to 54 years 500 550 50 10.0
55 years and over 150 200 50 33.3
Men 400 480 80 20.0
Women 320 350 30 9.4
Northwest Territories        
Both sexes 620 830 210 33.9
Under 25 years 50 80 30 60.0
25 to 54 years 470 650 180 38.3
55 years and over 90 100 10 11.1
Men 380 540 160 42.1
Women 230 300 70 30.4
Nunavut        
Both sexes 310 410 100 32.3
Under 25 years 20 50 30 150.0
25 to 54 years 260 320 60 23.1
55 years and over 30 40 10 33.3
Men 200 280 80 40.0
Women 110 130 20 18.2
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.