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Unemployment in Canada Overview

Unemployment in Canada Overview

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Unemployment in Canada Overview

Unemployment in Canada Background
Canada unemployment involves out of work Canadians submitting jobless claims so that they can obtain Employment Insurance, which had been known as Unemployment Insurance until 1996, when the program was renamed due to political considerations. Jobless claims by out of work seasonal workers are easier for Canada Unemployment offices to handle since Canada unemployment eligibility is determined by hours worked, not weeks.


Unemployment Insurance Canada
The issue of Unemployment in Canada was slowly handled due to Unemployment insurance in Canada during the Great Depression being ruled a provincial issue, and thus unconstitutional for the federal government to administer. 


Canada Unemployment Rate

The Canada unemployment rate remains stable between February 2008 and September 2010. The record high for Canada unemployment rate is thirteen point one percent in December 1982, although the record low, 5.2 percent has been reached several times. Payments of unemployment insurance in Ontario is due to the devastation and sharp downturn experienced in the automotive and aeronautics industries, which are prominent in southern Ontario and Quebec.
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