Employment Insurance (E.I.) provides temporary financial
assistance for unemployed Canadians while they look for work
or upgrade their skills, as well as Canadians who are sick,
pregnant or caring for a newborn or adopted child.
EI claims have been steadily dropping on the Sunshine
Between the 1st quarter (Q1) 2002 and Q1 2003,
claimants dropped by over 13%.
During Q4 2003 there were an average of 511 claims
each month on the Sunshine Coast.