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Labour Force Activity


The labour market provides an indication of how many people are employed and unemployed, and participating in the labour market. Labour market indicators shed light on current labour market conditions as well as trends.

Information on labour market activity in the NWT is available monthly and annually for the NWT. Information for specific communities is available every 2 to 3 years from the Census and NWT Bureau of Statistics' surveys. Refer to the Labour Market Publications at the bottom of the page for a downloadable discussion of the different sources, methodologies and data implications.

Monthly Labour Force Survey Releases (click on a year to expand or close it)

2016 NWT Annual Labour Force Activity Summary

Labour Force Activity
Northwest Territories
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Population 15 & Over V46438814 32,400 32,500 32,500 32,500 32,500 32,500
Labour Force V46438826 23,500 23,700 23,600 23,400 22,700 22,500
Employed V46438838 22,400 22,100 21,900 21,400 20,900 20,700
Unemployed V46438862 1,100 1,600 1,700 2,000 1,900 1,800
Not in Labour Force V46438873 8,900 8,700 8,900 9,100 9,800 10,000
 
Participation Rate V46438892 72.5 72.9 72.6 72.0 69.8 69.2
Unemployment Rate V46438880 4.7 6.8 7.2 8.5 8.4 8.0
Employment Rate V46438904 69.1 68.0 67.4 65.8 64.3 63.7
 

Notes and definitions on the monthly labour force survey in PDF.

Downloadable Data in Excel

NWT Labour Force Activity
Table 1a: NWT Labour Force Activity, 2001 to 2017
Table 1b: NWT Employment by Industry and Occupation, 2001 to 2017
Table 1c: Labour Force Activity by Province and Territory, 2001 to 2017


Detailed Labour Force Activity
Table 2a: Community Labour Force Activity, 1986 to 2016
Table 2b: Labour Force Activity by Gender and Age, 2006-2016
Table 2c: Labour Force Activity by Education, 2011 & 2016
Table 2d: Labour Force by Detailed Occupation and Gender, 2011 & 2016
Table 2e: Labour Force by Detailed Industry and Gender, 2011 & 2016
Table 2f: Community Detailed Work Activity, 2011 & 2016
Table 2g: Non-Resident Workers, 2011


 
 
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