Table 3 
Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by age group, Canada, 2017 

Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by age group, Canada, 2017
  Number Unemployed Contributors Contributors with valid job separation
  thousands %%%
Total unemployed, aged 15 to 24 267.4 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 136.1 50.9 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 68.4 25.6 50.2 100.0
Eligible contributors 27.8E 10.4E 20.4E 40.7
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 40.6E 15.2E 29.8 59.3
Contributors, invalid job separation 67.7 25.3 49.8 ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school 41.7E 15.6E 30.7 ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 26.0E 9.7E 19.1E ...
Non-contributors 131.2 49.1 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 15.0E 5.6E ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 116.2 43.5 ... ...
Total unemployed, aged 25 to 44 404.3 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 265.5 65.7 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 216.5 53.5 81.5 100.0
Eligible contributors 193.4 47.8 72.9 89.4
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 23.0E 5.7E 8.7E 10.6E
Contributors, invalid job separation 49.0E 12.1E 18.5E ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school F F F ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 41.7E 10.3E 15.7E ...
Non-contributors 138.8 34.3 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 15.8E 3.9E ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 123.0 30.4 ... ...
Total unemployed, aged 45 and over 518.2 100.0 ... ...
Contributors 347.8 67.1 100.0 ...
Contributors, valid job separation 321.8 62.1 92.5 100.0
Eligible contributors 290.4 56.0 83.5 90.2
Not eligible due to not enough insurable hours 31.4E 6.1E 9.0E 9.8E
Contributors, invalid job separation 26.0E 5.0E 7.5E ...
Invalid job separation: quit to go back to school x x x ...
Invalid job separation: other reasons deemed invalid 26.0E 5.0E 7.5E ...
Non-contributors 170.4 32.9 ... ...
Had no insurable employment 11.3E 2.2E ... ...
Had not worked in previous 12 months/never worked 159.1 30.7 ... ...
...
not applicable
x
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
Source(s):
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (4428).
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