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Bureau of Statistics

Current Indicators
Upcoming Releases
Mar 18, 2015
Apr, 2015
May, 2015
  Consumer Price Index
Mar 20, 2015
  Labour Force Survey
Mar 13, 2015
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
Feb 26, 2015
  Retail Trade
Feb 20, 2015
  Wholesale Trade
Feb 18, 2015
Oct 2014
GDP ($2007 millions chained, in basic prices)
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
Jan 2015
Employment Rate
Jan 2015
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
Nov 2014
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
Nov 2014
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
Nov 2014
2014 NWT Community Survey
Survey operations for the 2014 NWT Community Survey are now finished. The NWT Bureau of Statistics would like to extend a huge thanks to those who completed the survey. The responses provide valuable information on labour force characteristics, housing needs and traditional activities at a community level. Survey results will be available in the fall. For more information call the Bureau at (867) 873-7147.
What's New


January Labour Force Survey (02/06/2015)
In January 2015, Statistics Canada estimates that 21,600 persons were employed in the Northwest Territories representing an employment rate of 66.9%. Nationally, Canada's employment rate was 60.9% last month.
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Consumer Price Index - Dec 2014 (01/23/2015)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index rose 1.7% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.5% for Canada, 1.7% for Edmonton while prices in Whitehorse declined by 0.1%.
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Quarterly Population Estimates - October 2014 (12/17/2014)
On October 1, 2014 Statistics Canada estimated the population of the Northwest Territories to be 43,795 persons, a decrease of 0.1% from one year ago. By comparison, Canada's population grew by 1.1% over the same period.
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Gross Domestic Product - 2013 Final (11/05/2014)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicate that In 2013, the chained dollar GDP for the Northwest Territories rose by 3.5%. This rise was mostly a result of an increase of business gross fixed capital formation. 
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2014 Private and Public Capital Expenditures (02/26/2014)
Statistics Canada has released 2014 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and territories. Compared to 2013, overall 2014 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 5.9%, to $1,415.5 million. This total is comprised of $1,159.2 million in private investment and $255.3 million in public investment.
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2011 National Household Survey - Education and Labour Market (06/26/2013)
Today, Statistics Canada released information on education and labour market activity from the 2011 National Household Survey. In 2011, the Northwest Territories (NWT) had the second highest participation rate (75.4%) and the third highest employment rate (66.8%) amongst all provinces and territories.
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2011 Census - Languages (10/26/2012)
Recently, Statistics Canada released information on languages from the 2011 Census. While Canada has two official languages, English & French, the Northwest Territories has 11 official languages; the Census is an important tool to gauge the vitality of these languages.
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