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Labour Force Activity

The labour market provides an indication of how many people are employed or unemployed among the working age population. This information may assist in policy and program planning as well as educational and career decisions.

Information on labour market activity for the Northwest Territories overall, is available monthly and annually from Statistics Canada’s Monthly Labour Force Survey. Community level information is available every 2 to 3 years from the Census and from the NWT Community Survey.

Summary Table: Labour Force Activity, Northwest Territories

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Population 15 & Over V46438814 34,200 34,200 34,200 34,200 34,200 34,200
Labour Force V46438826 26,600 26,900 27,000 26,700 27,000 26,400
Employed V46438838 25,500 25,900 25,900 25,400 25,500 24,900
Unemployed V46438862 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,200 1,500 1,400
Not in Labour Force V46438873 7,600 7,200 7,200 7,500 7,200 7,800
 
Participation Rate V46438892 77.8 78.7 78.9 78.1 78.9 77.2
Unemployment Rate V46438880 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.5 5.6 5.3
Employment Rate V46438904 74.6 75.7 75.7 74.3 74.6 72.8
 

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