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Bureau of Statistics

Current Indicators
Upcoming Releases
Sep 28, 2016
Nov 9, 2016
Feb 2017
  Consumer Price Index
Oct 21, 2016
  Labour Force Survey
Oct 7, 2016
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
Sep 29, 2016
  Retail Trade
Oct 21, 2016
  Wholesale Trade
Oct 24, 2016
Apr 2016
GDP ($2007 millions chained, in basic prices)
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
Aug 2016
Employment Rate
Aug 2016
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
Jun 2016
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
Jul 2016
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
Jul 2016
2016 Census
Data Release Schedule
Feb 8, 2017Population and dwelling counts
May 3, 2017 Age and sex   &   Types of dwellings
Aug 2, 2017 Familes, households and marital status   &   Language
Sep 13, 2017Income
Oct 25, 2017 Housing   &   Aboriginal peoples
Nov 29, 2017 Education   &   Labour
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What's New


Consumer Price Index - August 2016 (09/23/2016)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in August rose 0.4% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.1% for Canada, 0.7% for Edmonton, 0.3% for Whitehorse and 3.0% for Iqaluit.
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Labour Force Survey - August 2016 (09/09/2016)
In August 2016, Statistics Canada estimated that 23,400 persons were employed in the Northwest Territories (NWT). This represents an employment rate of 71.6%. The August employment rate was the second highest in Canada, followed by Alberta at 66.8%. Yukon's employment rate was the highest (73.9%), while nationally Canada's employment rate was 61.9%. Since August 2015, the number of people employed in the NWT increased by 4.0% or 900 persons.
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NWT Population - April 2016 (06/16/2016)
On April 1, 2016 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,340 people were living in the Northwest Territories, an increase of 0.4% from the previous year. At the national level, Canada's population increased by 1.1% between April 1, 2015 and April 1, 2016. All other provinces and territories also experienced positive growth.
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Gross Domestic Product - 2015 Preliminary (05/12/2016)
Today, Statistics Canada released initial 2015 estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry. Between 2014 and 2015, GDP for the Northwest Territories rose by 2.5%, the second highest growth among provinces and territories.
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2016 Private and Public Capital Expenditures (05/10/2016)
Statistics Canada has released 2016 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and the territories. Compared to 2015, overall 2016 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 20.3%, to $1,216.4 million. This total is comprised of $646.6 million in private investment and $479.8 million in public investment.
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2012 Death Data (01/29/2016)
Updated statistics based on information released December 10, 2015 are now available.
Vital Statistics Tables