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How B.C.’s Unemployment Rates Compare To The Rest Of Canada

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As more than a million people applied for Employment Insurance recently, it’s no surprise to hear Canadians are worried about paying their bills.

Here in B.C., about 42% of residents are facing job loss due to the virus, while 44% of Ontario residents are seeing job loss or their hours cut back.

RELATED: How B.C. Is Dealing With COVID-19 Compared To The Rest Of Canada

Alberta has been the hardest hit, as 50% of households said they are facing unemployment due to the virus.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba, however, saw the lowest number of losses. While Saskatchewan is at 37% unemployment due to COVID-19, Manitoba is at 32%.

The Federal Government is working toward giving Canadians funds to help keep them in the green, during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the B.C. government has announced additional funds, as well.

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