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Yukon Fact Sheet

Economic facts

 

 

 

 

  

Earnings, Income & Employment

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Industry
(Millions of chained (2007) dollars)

2012

2013r

2014r

2015r

2016p

Real GDP

$2,303

$2,338

$2,332

$2,193

$2,374

Growth rate

4.0% 

1.5%

-0.2%

-6.0%

8.2%

 

 

 

 

Average Weekly Earnings
Industrial Aggregate, excluding unclassified businesses and including overtime

Canada

Yukon

Difference

2012r

$895.58

$1,003.25

12.0%

2013r

$911.45

$1,014.24

11.3%

2014r

$935.58

$1,041.95

11.4%

2015r

$952.24

$1,050.83

10.4%

2016

$956.50

$1,053.75

10.2%

 

Personal Income, by Tax Year

 

2012

2013

2014

Taxfilers & dependents with income (no.)

26,060

26,230

26,650

Average income ($)

51,279

52,082

52,620

Median income ($)

42,420

43,110

43,980

Average tax paid ($)

10,251

10,093

10,072

Median after-tax income ($)

38,370

39,120

39,830

 

Employment, by Class of Worker

 

Total
Employed

Public
Employees

Private
Employees

Self-
Employed

2012

19,300

7,500

8,800

3,300

2013

 19,300

7,700

8,600

2,900

2014

19,800

7,800

9,200

2,800

2015

19,400

7,900

8,700

2,800

2016

20,200

8,400

8,800

3,000

 

Number of Jobs, by Selected Industry Sector

 

2014

2015

2016

Industrial Aggregate*

19,838

20,285

21,002

Goods-Producing Industries

1,915

1,748

2,024

  Construction

 x

1,108

1,169

Services-Producing Industries

17,715

18,324

18,762

 

Trade

2,802

2,934

3,021

 

Transportation & Warehousing

1,343

1,426

1,434

 

Educational Services

1,399

1,332

1,348

 

Health Care & Social Assistance

1,197

1,238

1,342

 

Accommodation & Food Services

1,839

1,824

2,013

 

Public Administration

6,109

6,322

6,453

*Including unclassified businesses.

 

Unemployment Rate (%)

 

Canada

Yukon

2012

7.3

7.2

2013

7.1

5.4

2014

6.9

4.3

2015

6.9

6.3

2016

7.0

5.6

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Consumer Prices

Consumer Price Index, Whitehorse, 2016

2002=100

Change from 2015

All-items

125.4

1.0%

   Food

133.3

0.8%

   Shelter

144.3

0.4%

   Household Operations,
   Furnishings and Equipment

 

108.7

2.0%

   Clothing and Footwear

100.3

2.8%

   Transportation

126.6

0.9%

   Health and Personal Care

123.3

1.7%

   Recreation, Education
   and Reading

97.3

0.5%

   Alcohol and Tobacco

155.9

2.4%

Energy

136.0

-5.7%

 

Selected Food Price Index, Whitehorse, 2016

 2002=100

Change from 2015

Food Purchased From Stores

136.6

0.5%

   Meat

 139.6

0.0%

   Dairy Products

134.3

-0.8%

   Bakery and Cereal Products

145.0

0.3%

   Fresh Fruit

132.7

3.5%

   Fresh Vegetables

 127.6

4.0%

Food Purchased From Restaurants

126.0

1.5%

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Trade

                                Retail ($000)

Wholesale ($000)

 2012r

670,173

                    155,873

2013r

653,048

                    157,971

2014r

662,488

                    151,982

2015r

695,371

                   179,409

2016

744,789

                   243,826

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Construction

Building Permits, 2016 (Value in $000)

 

 

Dawson City

 Haines Junction

 Watson Lake

Whitehorse

Residential

Number 

52

19

19

1,125

 

Value 

2,766

854

611

32,318

Industrial 

Number 

0

0

0

0

 

Value 

0

0

0

0

Gov't/ Institutional

Number 

1

 1

0

33

 

Value 

5

350

0

90,528

Commercial

Number 

19

3

12

123

 

Value 

 1,714

1,362

 486

19,755

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x = suppressed
r = revised