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Bureau of Statistics

Current Indicators
Upcoming Releases
Jun 2015
Nov 2015
May 2015
  Consumer Price Index
May 22, 2015
  Labour Force Survey
Jun 5, 2015
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
Mar 31, 2015
  Retail Trade
May 22, 2015
  Wholesale Trade
May 20, 2015
Jan 2015
GDP ($2007 millions chained, in basic prices)
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
Mar 2015
Employment Rate
Apr 2015
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
Jan 2015
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
Feb 2015
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
Feb 2015
What's New


April Labour Force Survey (05/08/2015)
Statistics Canada estimates that in April 2015, out of 32,100 residents 15 years of age and older 21,600 persons were employed in the Northwest Territories. This represents an employment rate of 67.3% while nationally, Canada's employment rate was 60.4%
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Gross Domestic Product - 2014 Preliminary (04/28/2015)
Between 2013 and 2014, GDP for the Northwest Territories rose by 6.8%, the highest growth among all provinces and territories.
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Consumer Price Index - March 2015 (04/17/2015)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index rose 1.1% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.2% for Canada, 0.1% for Edmonton while prices in Whitehorse declined by 1.0%.
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Quarterly Population Estimates - January 2015 (03/18/2014)
On January 1, 2015, Statistics Canada estimated the population of the Northwest Territories to be 43,595 persons, a decrease of 0.8% from one year ago. By comparison, Canada's population grew by 1.0% over the same period.
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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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