Mr. Cote (Verdun):
(a) The cost of administration of unemployment insurance, that is the collection of contributions and the distribution of benefits, is not ascertainable. This is due to the fact that the staff employed under the supervision of the unemployment insurance commission carry out many other duties, including operation of the national employment service, escort, placement and follow-up of displaced persons, surveys for other government departments on employment conditions, etc.
The total cost of administration of the unemployment insurance commission, including all these functions, was: Fiscal year 19461947, $18,726,118.86; Fiscal year 1947-1948, $17,640,405.24.
Collections of contributions made from employers and employees were (exclusive of government contributions): Fiscal year 19461947, $76,015,030.91; Fiscal year 1947-1948, .$83,870,834.47.
Payments for unemployment insurance benefits were: Fiscal year 1946-1947, $43,114329.18; Fiscal year 1947-1948, $34,947,020.32.
(b) See answer to (a) above.
Subtopic: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic: COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION