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What's New

Market Basket Measure - 2022 (06/19/2024)
Today Statistics Canada released 2022 poverty estimates for Yukon, Northwest Territories (NWT) and Nunavut using the Northern Market Basket Measure (MBM-N). Estimates for 2022 indicate 17.1% of the NWT population, or approximately 7,300 people, were in poverty. Due to variability of survey data, this estimate could be anywhere between 12.7% (lower bound) and 21.6% (upper bound).
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Northwest Territories Population by Age and Gender - April 2024 (06/19/2024)
On April 1, 2024 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,920 people were living in the Northwest Territories. Between April 1, 2023 and April 1, 2024, the population in the Northwest Territories increased by 242 persons.
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Labour Force Survey Highlights - May 2024 (06/07/2024)
Labour Force Survey information released by Statistics Canada today estimates the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) seasonally unadjusted employment rate at 66.3%. While the employment rate for May is the highest in 2024, it remains below historic levels for the month.
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Consumer Price Index - April 2024 (05/21/2024)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in April rose by 1.0% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased by 2.7% for Canada, 2.8% for Edmonton, 1.8% for Whitehorse and 1.1% for Iqaluit.
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Gross Domestic Product, Northwest Territories - 2023 Initial (05/01/2024)
Statistics Canada has released initial 2023 industry level estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at basic prices in chained (2012) dollars. Changes in chained dollar GDP estimates only reflect the change in the quantities of goods and services produced, not their prices. In 2023, the NWT economy was relatively flat, contracting by 0.1% between 2022 and 2023.
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Capital Expenditure Investments - 2024 Intentions (02/27/2024)
Statistics Canada has released 2024 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and territories. Compared to 2023, overall 2024 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 11.2% to $898.8 million. Public expenditures are expected to decrease by 5.6% in 2024, while private expenditures are expected to decrease by 24.5%.
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