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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

    2023
Apr

Mar

Feb

Jan
2022
Dec

Nov
 
Population 15 & Over V46438814 34,100 34,000 34,000 34,100 34,100 34,100
Labour Force V46438826 25,500 25,000 24,400 24,400 25,100 25,200
Employed V46438838 24,100 23,700 23,200 23,100 23,400 23,500
Unemployed V46438862 1,400 1,300 1,200 1,200 1,700 1,800
Not in Labour Force V46438873 8,600 9,000 9,600 9,700 9,000 8,900
 
Participation Rate V46438892 74.8 73.5 71.8 71.6 73.6 73.9
Unemployment Rate V46438880 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.9 6.8 7.1
Employment Rate V46438904 70.7 69.7 68.2 67.7 68.6 68.9
 

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