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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
  May 2009 May 2010p May 2009 to May 2010 May 2009 to May 2010
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Canada        
Both sexes 725,930 643,710 -82,220 -11.3
Under 25 years 82,560 65,180 -17,380 -21.1
25 to 54 years 520,510 450,570 -69,940 -13.4
55 years and over 122,870 127,960 5,090 4.1
Men 487,900 404,840 -83,060 -17.0
Under 25 years 62,570 46,350 -16,220 -25.9
25 to 54 years 342,380 277,410 -64,970 -19.0
55 years and over 82,950 81,080 -1,870 -2.3
Women 238,030 238,860 830 0.3
Under 25 years 19,990 18,830 -1,160 -5.8
25 to 54 years 178,130 173,150 -4,980 -2.8
55 years and over 39,910 46,880 6,970 17.5
Newfoundland and Labrador        
Both sexes 42,170 37,680 -4,490 -10.6
Under 25 years 4,520 3,890 -630 -13.9
25 to 54 years 28,550 24,780 -3,770 -13.2
55 years and over 9,100 9,020 -80 -0.9
Men 26,190 22,920 -3,270 -12.5
Women 15,980 14,760 -1,220 -7.6
Prince Edward Island        
Both sexes 6,900 7,090 190 2.8
Under 25 years 870 810 -60 -6.9
25 to 54 years 4,500 4,560 60 1.3
55 years and over 1,530 1,730 200 13.1
Men 4,240 4,080 -160 -3.8
Women 2,670 3,010 340 12.7
Nova Scotia        
Both sexes 29,750 29,270 -480 -1.6
Under 25 years 3,680 3,390 -290 -7.9
25 to 54 years 20,550 19,760 -790 -3.8
55 years and over 5,530 6,110 580 10.5
Men 19,290 17,790 -1,500 -7.8
Women 10,460 11,470 1,010 9.7
New Brunswick        
Both sexes 33,150 31,660 -1,490 -4.5
Under 25 years 3,430 3,080 -350 -10.2
25 to 54 years 22,710 21,240 -1,470 -6.5
55 years and over 7,010 7,340 330 4.7
Men 22,980 20,640 -2,340 -10.2
Women 10,170 11,020 850 8.4
Quebec        
Both sexes 185,930 171,110 -14,820 -8.0
Under 25 years 21,550 17,910 -3,640 -16.9
25 to 54 years 129,400 116,990 -12,410 -9.6
55 years and over 34,980 36,210 1,230 3.5
Men 123,840 110,490 -13,350 -10.8
Women 62,090 60,620 -1,470 -2.4
Ontario        
Both sexes 253,470 205,370 -48,100 -19.0
Under 25 years 25,030 18,270 -6,760 -27.0
25 to 54 years 190,260 149,570 -40,690 -21.4
55 years and over 38,170 37,530 -640 -1.7
Men 168,710 125,110 -43,600 -25.8
Women 84,760 80,260 -4,500 -5.3
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.