EI benefits are based on unemployment in each of Canada’s 62 EI regions.
Unemployment is lower than it’s been in at least 42 years.
The number of people needing “hampers” from the food bank increased by more than 50 per cent.
Compared to people in other provinces, Albertans are more likely to experience long spells of unemployment.
The Wynne government increased Ontario’s minimum wage sharply by 21 per cent.
Only surprises have real effects, Friedman argued, but their effects last only until people realize what’s going on.
Other regions created new jobs on net, but those were almost entirely offset by other regions shedding jobs.