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Economic facts

 

 

 

Earnings, Income & Employment

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

2013

2014r

2015r

2016r

2017p

Real GDP

$2,337.6

$2,352.7

$2,165.8

$2,345.3

$2,311.6

Growth rate

1.5% 

0.6%

-7.9%

8.3%

-1.4%

 

 

 

 

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

Canada

Yukon

Difference

2013r

$911.40

$1,014.25

11.3%

2014r

$935.56

$1,014.95

8.5%

2015r

$952.17

$1,050.83

10.4%

2016r

$956.68

$1,054.59

10.2%

2017

$976.14

$1,094.56

12.1%

 

Personal Income, by Tax Year

 

2014

2015

2016

Taxfilers & dependents with income (no.)

26,650

27,130

27,900

Average income ($)

52,620

53,539

54,442

Average tax paid ($)

10,072

10,226

10,001

Median income ($)

43,890

44,800

45,410

Median after-tax income ($)

39,830

40,630

41,340

 

Employment, by Class of Worker

 

Total
Employed

Public
Employees

Private
Employees

Self-
Employed

2013

19,300

7,700

8,600

2,900

2014

 19,800

7,700

9,200

2,800

2015

19,400

7,900

8,700

2,800

2016

20,200

8,400

8,800

3,000

2017

21,200

8,800

9,200

3,200

 

Number of Jobs, by Selected Industry Sector

 

2015

2016r

2017

Industrial Aggregate*

20,285

21,012

21,692

Goods-Producing Industries

1,748

2,024

2,203

  Construction

 1,108

1,169

1,254

Services-Producing Industries

18,324

18,771

19,180

 

Trade

2,934

3,021

3,140

 

Transportation & Warehousing

1,426

1,434

1,520

 

Educational Services

1,332

1,348

1,422

 

Health Care & Social Assistance

1,238

1,342

1,391

 

Accommodation & Food Services

1,824

2,013

1,949

 

Public Administration

6,322

6,453

6,578

*Including unclassified businesses.

 

Unemployment Rate (%)

 

Canada

Yukon

2013

7.1

5.4

2014

6.9

4.3

2015

6.9

6.3

2016

7.0

5.6

2017

6.3

3.6

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Consumer Prices

Consumer Price Index, Whitehorse, 2017

2002=100

Change from 2016

All-items

127.5

1.7%

   Food

132.5

-0.6%

   Shelter

147.9

2.5%

   Household Operations,
   Furnishings and Equipment

 

108.3

-0.4%

   Clothing and Footwear

99.7

-0.6%

   Transportation

130.8

3.3%

   Health and Personal Care

125.9

2.1%

   Recreation, Education
   and Reading

100.3

3.1%

   Alcohol and Tobacco

160.8

3.1%

Energy

144.9

6.5%

 

Selected Food Price Index, Whitehorse, 2017

 2002=100

Change from 2016

Food Purchased From Stores

134.9

-1.2%

   Meat

 137.5

-1.5%

   Dairy Products

131.2

-2.3%

   Bakery and Cereal Products

142.8

-1.5%

   Fresh Fruit

137.9

3.9%

   Fresh Vegetables

 124.4

-2.5%

Food Purchased From Restaurants

127.7

1.3%

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Trade

                                Retail ($000)

Wholesale ($000)

 2013r

652,606

                    143,597

2014r

663,034

                    125,443

2015r

697,538

                    127,837

2016r

751,087

                   141,240

2017

799,519

                   118,964

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Construction

Building Permits, 2017 (Value in $000)

 

 

Dawson City

 Haines Junction

 Watson Lake

Whitehorse

Residential

Number 

56

20

12

1,109

 

Value 

1,730

1,421

391

31,492

Industrial 

Number 

0

0

0

2

 

Value 

0

0

0

82

Gov't/ Institutional

Number 

5

 0

4

48

 

Value 

644

0

5,173

38,025

Commercial

Number 

15

3

6

137

 

Value 

 4,412

797

 227

16,438

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