Yukon had the highest employment rate in Canada in 2011, according to numbers released today from the National Household Survey.
Yukon’s employment rate in 2011 was 69.7 per cent, while Alberta’s was 69 per cent. The employment rate was also above the national average in the Northwest Territories, at 66.8 per cent.
Nunavut had the second-lowest employment rate in Canada at 52.1 per cent. Newfoundland and Labrador had the lowest.
Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon had the highest employment rates for those with a university education, at 93 per cent, 90.3 per cent and 86.4 per cent respectively.
The Northwest Territories had the highest employment rate for those with a high school diploma as their highest level of education, at 80.4 per cent.
N.W.T. also had the highest proportion of workers in 2011 who lived in another province or territory five years earlier (19.2 per cent), followed by Nunavut (17.3 per cent) and Yukon (16.1 per cent).