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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

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Population 15 & Over V46438814 34,100 34,100 34,200 34,200 34,200 34,200
Labour Force V46438826 25,200 25,300 26,000 26,600 26,900 27,000
Employed V46438838 23,900 23,800 24,500 25,500 25,900 25,900
Unemployed V46438862 1,300 1,500 1,500 1,100 1,100 1,100
Not in Labour Force V46438873 8,900 8,900 8,200 7,600 7,200 7,200
 
Participation Rate V46438892 73.9 74.2 76.0 77.8 78.7 78.9
Unemployment Rate V46438880 5.2 5.9 5.8 4.1 4.1 4.1
Employment Rate V46438904 70.1 69.8 71.6 74.6 75.7 75.7
 

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