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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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2020
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Nov
 
Population 15 & Over V46438814 34,000 34,000 33,900 33,900 33,900 33,900
Labour Force V46438826 24,800 24,500 24,300 23,700 23,600 23,500
Employed V46438838 23,200 22,900 22,600 22,300 22,200 22,000
Unemployed V46438862 1,600 1,600 1,700 1,400 1,400 1,500
Not in Labour Force V46438873 9,200 9,500 9,600 10,200 10,300 10,400
 
Participation Rate V46438892 72.9 72.1 71.7 69.9 69.6 69.3
Unemployment Rate V46438880 6.5 6.5 7.0 5.9 5.9 6.4
Employment Rate V46438904 68.2 67.4 66.7 65.8 65.5 64.9
 

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