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Consumer Price Index - August 2023 (09/19/2023)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in August rose by 3.7% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased by 4.0% for Canada, 4.2% for Edmonton, 4.6% for Whitehorse and 1.9% for Iqaluit.
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Labour Force Survey Highlights - August 2023 (09/08/2023)
According to Statistics Canada, total employment in the NWT fell by 1,000 persons in August compared to 12 months ago, while the employment rate dropped from 75.1% to 71.8%.
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Consumer Price Index - June 2023 (07/18/2023)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in June rose by 2.5% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased by 2.8% for Canada, 1.4% for Edmonton, 4.8% for Whitehorse and 2.6% for Iqaluit.
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Population Estimates - April 2023 (06/28/2023)
On April 1, 2023 Statistics Canada estimated that 45,668 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous year. At the national level, Canada’s population increased by 3.1% between April 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023.
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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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Gross Domestic Product, Northwest Territories - 2022 Initial (05/01/2023)
Statistics Canada has released initial 2022 industry level estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at basic prices in chained (2012) dollars. In 2022, the NWT economy grew by 1.5%, less than half the growth of 2021 (4.8%).
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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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Amended Population Estimates (02/22/2023)
Statistics Canada revised population estimates for 2021 and 2022 resulting in a slight change to the age, sex and ethnicity estimates for Yellowknife. We have amended our Population Estimate tables to reflect these changes. Visit Population Estimates by Community to download amended tables.

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