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Labour Force Survey Highlights - November 2023 (12/01/2023)
Labour Force Survey information released by Statistics Canada today estimates the November 2023 Northwest Territories’ employment rate at 67.3%. This is a 3-percentage point decline from the previous month, and consistent with historical seasonal patterns of declines over the winter months.
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Consumer Price Index - October 2023 (11/21/2023)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in October rose by 1.6% compared to one year ago. This is the lowest year-over-year change in Yellowknife since June 2021. By comparison, annual prices increased by 3.1% for Canada, 1.7% for Edmonton, 2.8% for Whitehorse and 1.5% for Iqaluit.
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Gross Domestic Product, Northwest Territories - 2022 Final (11/08/2023)
Statistics Canada has released initial 2022 estimates of income and expenditure accounts and revised 2022 estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Canada, the provinces and territories. NWT GDP increased by 2.9% between 2021 and 2022. At the industry level, GDP declined in mining, quarrying and oil & gas extraction industry, driven by a decrease of 7.9% in diamond mining. Transportation and warehousing as well as accommodation and food services experienced double digit growth but remained below pre-pandemic levels.
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Population Estimates - July 2023 (09/27/2023)
Today, Statistics Canada released the first population estimates based on the 2021 Census and adjusted for those who were missed or counted more than once. On July 1, 2023, there were an estimated 44,972 persons living in the Northwest Territories, an increase of 0.6% from the previous year.
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Labour Force Survey Highlights - August 2023 (09/08/2023)
According to Statistics Canada, total employment in the NWT fell by 1,000 persons in August compared to 12 months ago, while the employment rate dropped from 75.1% to 71.8%.
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Consumer Price Index - June 2023 (07/18/2023)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in June rose by 2.5% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased by 2.8% for Canada, 1.4% for Edmonton, 4.8% for Whitehorse and 2.6% for Iqaluit.
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Population Estimates - April 2023 (06/28/2023)
On April 1, 2023 Statistics Canada estimated that 45,668 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous year. At the national level, Canada’s population increased by 3.1% between April 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023.
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Market Basket Measure - 2021 NWT Results (06/22/2023)
Today Statistics Canada released 2021 poverty estimates for Yukon and Northwest Territories (NWT) using the Northern Market Basket Measure (MBM-N). Estimates for 2021 indicate 15.0% of the NWT population, or approximately 6,400 people, were in poverty. Due to variability of survey data, this estimate could be anywhere between 7.7% (lower bound) and 22.3% (upper bound).
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Capital Expenditure Investments - 2023 Intentions (02/28/2023)
Statistics Canada has released 2023 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and territories. Compared to 2022, overall 2023 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to increase by 7.7% to $942.7 million. Public expenditures are expected to increase by 9.6% in 2023, while private expenditures are expected to rise by 3.1%.
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Amended Population Estimates (02/22/2023)
Statistics Canada revised population estimates for 2021 and 2022 resulting in a slight change to the age, sex and ethnicity estimates for Yellowknife. We have amended our Population Estimate tables to reflect these changes. Visit Population Estimates by Community to download amended tables.

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