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  Population
Sep 29, 2020
 
  GDP
Nov, 2020
 
  Investment
Feb 28, 2021
 
  Consumer Price Index
Jul 22, 2020
 
  Labour Force Survey
Jul 10, 2020
 
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
Jul 30, 2020
 
  Retail Trade
Jul 21, 2020
 
  Wholesale Trade
Jul 22, 2020
 
       
Population
44,982
Apr 2020
 
GDP ($2012 millions chained, in basic prices)
4,302
2019
 
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
1.3%
May 2020
 
Employment Rate
62.2%
May 2020
 
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
1,619
Apr 2020
 
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
-7.9%
Apr 2020
 
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
-43.4%
Apr 2020
 

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What's New

 

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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Consumer Price Index - May 2020 (06/17/2020)
The Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in May 2020 fell by 1.0% compared to one year ago. This is the second consecutive month with an annual decline. By comparison, the annual price change for Canada was -0.4%, -0.1% for Edmonton and -0.4% for Iqaluit while Whitehorse rose by 0.2%.
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Labour Force Survey - May 2020 (06/05/2020)
The employment rate in May was 62.2%, making it the lowest since collection of labour force information for the Northwest Territories (NWT) began in 2001. While the number of employed persons was unchanged from the previous month, at 20,200, there were 900 fewer compared to May 2019. This labour force status release is the third since the beginning of COVID-19 related interventions and business closures, and sheds more light on the impact of the pandemic on the NWT labour market.
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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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Consumer Price Index - April 2020 (05/20/2020)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in April fell by 0.4% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price change was -0.2% for Canada, -0.3% for Edmonton, 1.1% for Whitehorse and 0.8% for Iqaluit.
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Labour Force Survey - April 2020 (05/08/2020)
Total employment in the Northwest Territories (NWT) fell by 400 persons in April, while the employment rate dropped to 62.3%, the lowest for that month in the past 10 years.  Among industries, employment declined the most in transportation and warehousing (-300), utilities (-200), forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas (-200), and educational services (-200). These employment losses off-set gains made in other industries. full release

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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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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Mining, Oil and Gas Production - 2019 (03/04/2020)
Mining, oil and gas production values are now available for 2019.
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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.
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Employee Wage Distribution - 2019 (02/04/2020)
2019 wage distribution for employees are now availalbe.
Earnings and Wages

 

 
 
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