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Aug 2017
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2016 Census
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Nov 29, 2017 Education and Labour
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Labour Force Survey - August 2017 (09/08/2017)
In August 2017, there were 32,300 people aged 15 years or older in the Northwest Territories. Of these, 23,400 were working or actively looking for work representing a participation rate of 72.4%. The number of people employed increased for the third consecutive month in August, up 900 to 22,000.
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Consumer Price Index - July 2017 (08/18/2017)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in July rose 0.4% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.2% for Canada, 1.1% for Edmonton, 0.6% for Whitehorse and 0.8% for Iqaluit.
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Families, Households and Marital Status - Census 2016 (08/09/2017)
Statistics Canada released families, households and marital status data from the 2016 Census – the third of a series of releases based on the 2016 Census results. The results show that in 2016 in the Northwest Territories, 70% of the 14,980 households were composed of at least one census family.
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NWT Population - April 2017 (06/15/2017)
On April 1, 2017 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,381 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 0.2% from the previous year. Between January 1 and April 1, 2017, the NWT population grew by 118 persons. The population increase was a result of a gain of 133 persons through natural increase and a loss of 15 persons through migration.
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Census Age & Sex and Types of Dwellings - Census 2016 (05/03/2017)
Statistics Canada released age & sex and type of dwelling data from the 2016 Census - the second of a series of releases based on the 2016 Census results. The 2016 Census population count for NWT was 41,786 persons representing 21,280 males and 20,505 females for a sex ratio of 103.8 males per 100 females.
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Gross Domestic Product - 2016 Preliminary (05/01/2017)
GDP for the Northwest Territories fell slightly by 0.1%, with mining, oil and gas extraction and the construction industry decreasing between 2015 and 2016. The service industries saw mixed results with wholesale and retail trade decreasing, while transportation and public administration posting modest gains.
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2016 NWT Labour Force Activity (03/27/2017)
The Labour Force Survey is a source of monthly estimates of employment and unemployment. On a yearly basis, Statistics Canada combines monthly data to come up with detailed annual estimates. This report provides information on the Northwest Territories (NWT) labour force activity for 2016 with comparisons from previous years.
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Private and Public Capital Expenditures - 2017 Intentions (02/28/2017)
Statistics Canada has released 2017 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and the territories. Compared to 2016, overall 2017 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 24.9% to $974.6 million. This total is comprised of $640.2 million in private investment and $334.4 million in public investment.
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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.
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2013 Death Data
Updated statistics based on information released March 2017 are now available.
Vital Statistics Tables


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