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The city of Calgary had about 13.98 percent of its residents who received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) last year.

Analysis of federal data by the Canadian press shows that the city had an average of 166,593 recipients for pandemic aid during each four-week pay period.

During its lifespan, between late March and October last year, the CERB paid out nearly $ 82 billion to 8.9 million people in Canada whose incomes collapsed because they saw their hours cut or lost their jobs.

In the first four weeks, 277,100 people in the city received the CERB, and the number has decreased from there.

There were 200,140 in the second period, 170,870 in the third, 151,460 in the fourth, 131,640 in the fifth, 125,130 in the sixth, and 109,810 in the last month before three new benefits and a revamped labor insurance scheme replaced CERB.

The numbers come from federal data received by the Canadian press under the Access to Information Act, which provides the most detailed picture yet of where aid went.

Employment and Social Development Canada data is broken down into the first three digits of postcodes called Forward Sortation Areas (FSAs) to determine the number of active recipients at any given time across the country.

The Canadian press used the population figures from the 2016 census to calculate what percentage of the population over the age of 15 in each forward sorting area received the CERB over a four-week wage period.

Some forward sorting areas in the data were created after the 2016 census and were not included in the analysis.

Calgary consists of the following FSAs: T1X, T1Y, T1Z, T2A, T2B, T2C, T2E, T2G, T2H, T2J, T2K, T2L, T2M, T2N, T2P, T2R, T2S, T2T, T2V, T2W, T2X T2Y, T2Z, T3A, T3B, T3C, T3E, T3G, T3H, T3J, T3K, T3L, T3M, T3N, T3P, T3R, T3S, T3T, T3Z, T0J, T0L, T0M.

This report was automatically generated by The Canadian Press Digital Data Desk and first published on February 15, 2021.

The Canadian press

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