Regional unemployment rates used by the Employment Insurance program,1, 9 three-month moving average, seasonally adjusted
|November 7, 2021 to December 4, 2021|
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Newfoundland and Labrador2||18.6|
|Prince Edward Island3|
|Prince Edward Island4||13.0|
|Eastern Nova Scotia||13.1|
|Western Nova Scotia||8.8|
|South Central Quebec||3.1|
|North Western Quebec||7.4|
|Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore||6.8|
|South Central Ontario||5.4|
|Southern Interior British Columbia||5.6|
|Southern Coastal British Columbia||6.7|
|Northern British Columbia||9.0|
All regions are based on the 1996 Census boundaries, with the exception of those in Prince Edward Island and in the territories, which respect the 2011 Census boundaries.
Table note 1
The boundaries of these employment insurance regions are determined by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For geographic descriptions and maps of these regions, see the ESDC website.
Table note 2
This region excludes St. John's.
Table note 3
Prince Edward Island as well as the territories are each comprised of two regions effective October 12, 2014.
Table note 4
This region excludes Charlottetown.
Table note 5
The monthly regional unemployment rate for EI purposes in the territories is subject to the highest between the seasonally adjusted three-month moving average and twelve-month moving average.
Table note 6
This region excludes Whitehorse.
Table note 7
This region excludes Yellowknife.
Table note 8
This region excludes Iqaluit.
Table note 9
From August 9, 2020 to September 25, 2021, Employment and Social Development Canada applied a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1% for Employment Insurance (EI) economic regions with an unemployment rate lower than 13.1%; regions with a higher unemployment rate kept their actual rate. The unemployment rates for the relevant effective periods reflect this change.
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