Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1 per cent for EI calculation – Canada News – Castanet.net
The federal government has temporarily set a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent to calculate employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those people living in regions with an unemployment rate lower than that threshold will have their EI benefits calculated at that rate.
In regions with a higher unemployment rate, benefits will be calculated using the actual rate for that region.
In taking this action, the government says it recognizes that the pandemic continues to m…