Census metropolitan areas with the highest increase in recipients of regular EI benefits

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  % change, October 2007 to October 2008
Calgary 13.0
London 15.7
Edmonton 16.0
Vancouver 18.6
Toronto 19.5
Barrie 22.4
St. Catharines-Niagara 22.5
Kitchener 22.7
Victoria 24.6
Kelowna 33.3
Windsor 41.9
Peterborough 79.2
Guelph 80.8
Oshawa 103.4
Source: Statistics Canada, Employment Insurance Statistics.
Note: Due to the smaller size of the absolute numbers for some census metropolitan areas such as Peterborough or Guelph, percentage changes for these areas should be interpreted with caution.
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