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What's New

Annual Demographic Estimates by Age and Gender - July 2023 (02/21/2024)
Today, for the first time, Statistics Canada released population estimates by age and gender; previous estimates were by sex at birth. As of July 1, 2023, an estimated 44,972 people were living in the Northwest Territories, of which 23,032 (51.2%) were men+ and 21,940 (48.8%) were women+.
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Consumer Price Index - January 2024 (02/20/2024)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in January rose by 2.8% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased 2.9% for Canada, 3.0% for Edmonton, 2.6% for Whitehorse and 3.0% for Iqaluit.
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Labour Force Survey Highlights - January 2024 (02/09/2024)
According to Statistics Canada, between December 2023 and January 2024, employment in the Northwest Territories (NWT) decreased by 500 persons to 22,700. At 66.2%, the employment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than in December 2023.
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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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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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