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Labour Market Statistics

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 33,900 33,900 33,900 33,900 34,000 34,000
Labour Force V46438826 25,300 25,700 25,500 24,800 24,600 24,800
Employed V46438838 24,100 24,500 24,400 23,700 23,600 23,200
Unemployed V46438862 1,100 1,200 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,600
Not in Labour Force V46438873 8,700 8,200 8,400 9,100 9,300 9,200
 
Participation Rate V46438892 74.6 75.8 75.2 73.2 72.4 72.9
Unemployment Rate V46438880 4.3 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.5 6.5
Employment Rate V46438904 71.1 72.3 72.0 69.9 69.4 68.2
 

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