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Dec 16, 2021
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Feb 25, 2022
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Oct 20, 2021
  Labour Force Survey
Nov 5, 2021
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Oct 28, 2021
  Retail Trade
Oct 22, 2021
  Wholesale Trade
Nov 15, 2021
Jul 2021
GDP ($2012 millions chained, in basic prices)
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
Aug 2021
Employment Rate
Sep 2021
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
Jul 2021
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
Jul 2021
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
Aug 2021

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2021 Census

What's New


Consumer Price Index - July 2021 (08/18/2021)
The Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in July rose by 2.0% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased by 3.7% for Canada, 3.2% for Edmonton, 4.2% for Whitehorse and 1.3% for Iqaluit.
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New Data Tables - August 2021(08/16/2021)
Visit our new Transportation section for data on airports, ferries, and roads in the Northwest Territories.
Please also visit our updated Education section for new data tables such as Enrollment (Head Counts) by Grade Level, 2011/12 to 2020/21.

Labour Force Survey Highlights - July 2021(08/06/2021)
Labour Force Survey information released by Statistics Canada today estimates the Northwest Territories’ seasonally unadjusted employment rate at 72.0%. The labour force increased by 700 from June 2021 as more people entered the work force. The number of employed persons increased to 24,400, reaching employment levels last seen in August 2016. Among the employed, 86% worked full-time while 14% worked in part-time positions.
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Population Estimates - April 2021 (06/17/2021)
On April 1, 2021 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,991 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 210 persons from a year previously.
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Gross Domestic Product - 2020(05/03/2021)
Statistics Canada has released initial 2020 estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry. GDP for the Northwest Territors decreased by 10.4% between 2019 and 2020.
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Business Conditions - First Quarter 2021 (03/25/2021)
During January and February 2021, Statistics Canada conducted the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions. This survey asked businesses across Canada how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their operations in 2020. They were also asked about their expectations going forward. Below are the results for the Northwest Territories.
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