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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
  December 2008 December 2009p December 2008 to December 2009 December 2008 to December 2009
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Manitoba        
Both sexes 12,320 16,830 4,510 36.6
Under 25 years 1,590 2,260 670 42.1
25 to 54 years 8,550 11,580 3,030 35.4
55 years and over 2,190 2,990 800 36.5
Men 8,740 12,030 3,290 37.6
Women 3,580 4,800 1,220 34.1
Saskatchewan        
Both sexes 9,910 13,580 3,670 37.0
Under 25 years 1,070 1,660 590 55.1
25 to 54 years 6,680 9,220 2,540 38.0
55 years and over 2,160 2,700 540 25.0
Men 7,070 9,750 2,680 37.9
Women 2,840 3,820 980 34.5
Alberta        
Both sexes 22,050 60,410 38,360 174.0
Under 25 years 2,330 7,120 4,790 205.6
25 to 54 years 15,630 43,580 27,950 178.8
55 years and over 4,090 9,710 5,620 137.4
Men 13,690 40,050 26,360 192.5
Women 8,360 20,360 12,000 143.5
British Columbia        
Both sexes 57,910 89,040 31,130 53.8
Under 25 years 6,430 10,360 3,930 61.1
25 to 54 years 40,480 61,980 21,500 53.1
55 years and over 11,010 16,700 5,690 51.7
Men 35,740 55,540 19,800 55.4
Women 22,170 33,490 11,320 51.1
Yukon        
Both sexes 1,150 1,330 180 15.7
Under 25 years 100 130 30 30.0
25 to 54 years 790 900 110 13.9
55 years and over 250 300 50 20.0
Men 740 880 140 18.9
Women 410 450 40 9.8
Northwest Territories        
Both sexes 820 1,020 200 24.4
Under 25 years 80 100 20 25.0
25 to 54 years 620 760 140 22.6
55 years and over 120 150 30 25.0
Men 560 700 140 25.0
Women 260 320 60 23.1
Nunavut        
Both sexes 440 520 80 18.2
Under 25 years 50 60 10 20.0
25 to 54 years 360 410 50 13.9
55 years and over 40 50 10 25.0
Men 320 390 70 21.9
Women 120 130 10 8.3
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.