Regional unemployment rates used by the Employment Insurance program,1, 9 three-month moving average, seasonally adjusted
|September 10, 2023 to October 7, 2023|
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Newfoundland and Labrador2||12.0|
|Prince Edward Island3|
|Prince Edward Island4||9.6|
|Eastern Nova Scotia||10.7|
|Western Nova Scotia||5.6|
|South Central Quebec||2.6|
|North Western Quebec||5.3|
|Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore||4.5|
|South Central Ontario||4.1|
|Southern Interior British Columbia||5.0|
|Southern Coastal British Columbia||6.2|
|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.
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.
This region excludes St. John's.
Prince Edward Island as well as the territories are each comprised of two regions effective October 12, 2014.
This region excludes Charlottetown.
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.
This region excludes Whitehorse.
This region excludes Yellowknife.
This region excludes Iqaluit.
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.