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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

    2024
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2023
Dec

Nov
 
Population 15 & Over V46438814 34,400 34,400 34,300 34,300 34,300 34,300
Labour Force V46438826 23,600 23,800 24,100 24,500 24,700 24,200
Employed V46438838 22,300 22,600 22,500 22,700 23,200 23,100
Unemployed V46438862 1,300 1,200 1,500 1,700 1,500 1,100
Not in Labour Force V46438873 10,800 10,600 10,300 9,800 9,600 10,200
 
Participation Rate V46438892 68.6 69.2 70.3 71.4 72.0 70.6
Unemployment Rate V46438880 5.5 5.0 6.2 6.9 6.1 4.5
Employment Rate V46438904 64.8 65.7 65.6 66.2 67.6 67.3
 

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