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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

    2022
Apr

Mar

Feb

Jan
2021
Dec

Nov
 
Population 15 & Over V46438814 34,200 34,200 34,100 34,100 34,000 34,000
Labour Force V46438826 26,400 26,600 26,100 26,000 25,000 23,800
Employed V46438838 24,900 25,200 24,600 24,700 23,600 23,000
Unemployed V46438862 1,400 1,400 1,500 1,400 1,300 800
Not in Labour Force V46438873 7,800 7,600 8,000 8,000 9,100 10,200
 
Participation Rate V46438892 77.2 77.8 76.5 76.2 73.5 70.0
Unemployment Rate V46438880 5.3 5.3 5.7 5.4 5.2 3.4
Employment Rate V46438904 72.8 73.7 72.1 72.4 69.4 67.6
 

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