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GDP ($2012 millions chained, in basic prices)
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
Aug 2020
Employment Rate
Aug 2020
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
Jul 2020
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
Jul 2020
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Jul 2020

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Consumer Price Index - August 2020 (09/16/2020)
The Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in August 2020 fell by 1.3% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price change for Canada was 0.1%, 0.6% for Edmonton, -0.9 for Whitehorse and -2.3% for Iqaluit.
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Labour Force Survey - August 2020 (09/04/2020)
Employment in the Northwest Territories rose by 200 in August, representing an employment rate of 62.6% and a 0.4 percentage point increase from July. The unemployment rate rose to a historic high of 11.3% as a result of more people seeking employment (+200). full release

NWT Population - April 2020 (06/18/2020)
On April 1, 2020 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,982 people were living in the Northwest Territories. Between April 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020, the population in the Northwest Territories increased by 73 persons. The components of natural increase during this period consisted of 594 births and 255 deaths, resulting in a net increase of 339 persons.
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2019 (06/01/2020)
Statistics Canada has released initial 2019 estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry. Since interventions due to COVID-19 took place after 2019, these estimates won’t reflect the economic impacts of the pandemic. Between 2018 and 2019, GDP for the Northwest Territories fell by 8.8%. In contrast, Nunavut experienced the largest growth over the same period, expanding by 6.1%, while Yukon rose by 1.0%.
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