Table 3 
Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by age group, Canada, 2016 

Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by age group, Canada, 2016
  Number Unemployed Contributors Contributors with valid job separation
  thousands %%%
Total unemployed, aged 15 to 24 304 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 171 56.2 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 99 32.7 58.1 100.0
Eligible contributors 51 16.6 29.5 50.8
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 49 16.1 28.6 49.2
Contributors, invalid job separation 72 23.5 41.9 ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school 45 14.8 26.3 ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 27E 8.7E 15.6E ...
Non-contributors 133 43.8 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 15E 5.0E ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 118 38.8 ... ...
Total unemployed, aged 25 to 44 541 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 354 65.5 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 297 55.0 84.0 100.0
Eligible contributors 263 48.6 74.2 88.4
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 35 6.4 9.8 11.6
Contributors, invalid job separation 57 10.5 16.0 ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school F F F ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 48 8.8 13.5 ...
Non-contributors 187 34.5 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 22E 4.1E ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 165 30.4 ... ...
Total unemployed, aged 45 and over 457 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 325 71.2 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 298 65.2 91.6 100.0
Eligible contributors 280 61.3 86.2 94.0
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 18E 3.9 5.5 6.0
Contributors, invalid job separation 27E 5.9E 8.4E ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school F F F ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 27E 5.9E 8.3E ...
Non-contributors 132 28.8 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 15E 3.2E ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 117 25.6 ... ...
...
not applicable
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
Source(s):
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (4428).
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