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NWT Population - January 2020 (03/19/2020)
On January 1, 2020 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,904 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 143 people from the previous year.
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Consumer Price Index - February 2020 (03/18/2020)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in February rose by 2.3% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 2.2% for Canada, 2.5% for Edmonton, 3.7% for Whitehorse and 1.9% for Iqaluit.
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2019 NWT Community Survey: Volunteer Activities (03/10/2020)
In 2018, about 39% or 13,561 NWT residents aged 15 years and older volunteered their time. The most common volunteer activity for both males and females was canvassing or fundraising (11%), followed by volunteering on a board or committee (10%), and teaching or mentoring (9.5%).
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Labour Force Survey - February 2020 (03/06/2020)
The employment rate in February 2020 increased slightly to 63.5% from the previous month, ending the seasonal drop during the winter months. In spite of the increase, the past three months saw the lowest employment rates in the Northwest Territories (NWT), similar to those observed in the winter of 2010.
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Mining, Oil and Gas Production - 2019 (03/04/2020)
Mining, oil and gas production values are now available for 2019.
excel table

2019 NWT Community Survey: Financial Security (02/28/2020)
Today, the Northwest Territories (NWT) Bureau of Statistics is releasing the next set of data products from the 2019 NWT Community Survey. This release focuses on various financial security indicators. In 2018, 2,999 NWT households, reported they had difficulties making ends meet. This translates to a prevalence rate of just over 20%.
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Public and Private Capital Investment - 2020 (02/27/2020)
Compared to 2019, overall 2020 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to increase by 15.3% to $843.1 million.
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2019 NWT Community Survey: Traditional Activities (02/07/2020)
2018 traditional activities data are now available by vaiours demographic characteristics and communities.
survey data tables

Employee Wage Distribution - 2019 (02/04/2020)
2019 wage distribution for employees are now availalbe.
Earnings and Wages

Market Basket Measure Thresholds - 2018 (01/16/2020)
2018 market basket measure thresholds are now available for selected NWT communuties.
MBM thresholds


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