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May 3, 2017 Age & sex and Types of dwellings
Aug 2, 2017 Familes, households & marital status and Language
Sep 13, 2017Income
Oct 25, 2017 Housing and Aboriginal peoples
Nov 29, 2017 Education and Labour
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Labour Force Survey - January 2017 (02/10/2017)
Statistics Canada estimates that in January 2017, 21,100 out of 32,400 residents 15 years of age and older were employed in the Northwest Territories, representing an employment rate of 65.1%. Employment dropped by 700 persons from December 2016, making it the largest drop in employment between these two months since 2001, and the lowest number of employed people since May 2010.
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Census Population and Dwelling Counts - Census 2016 (02/08/2017)
Census information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the population count for Northwest Territories was 41,786 persons at the time of the 2016 census. This represents a small increase, less than 1%, compared to 2006 and is the smallest 10-year growth rate of all provinces and territories.

These population counts differ from population estimates. Statistics Canada conducts follow-up studies to determine the number of persons missed or double counted in the census. This coverage adjustment, along with the population counts from the census, will form the basis of the final 2016 population estimates which are expected to be released in September 2018.
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Consumer Price Index - December 2016 (01/20/2017)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in December rose 1.0% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.5% for Canada, 1.1% for Edmonton, 1.6% for Whitehorse and 2.5% for Iqaluit.
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NWT Population - October 2016 (11/15/2016)
On October 1, 2016 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,204 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 0.4% from the previous year. At the national level, Canada's population increased by 1.3% between October 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016.
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Gross Domestic Product - 2015 Final (09/11/2016)
Today, Statistics Canada released initial 2015 estimates of income and expenditure accounts and revised 2015 estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry for Canada, the 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.
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