Table 6
Employment rates for Inuit and non-Aboriginal people aged 25 to 54 years, by sex, Canada and Inuit regions, 2001 and 2006

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Population group Employment rates
2001 2006
Both sexes Men Women Both sexes Men Women
percentage
Canada
Inuit 60.3 62.0 58.7 61.1 61.2 61.0
Non-Aboriginal population 80.3 85.7 75.0 81.6 86.5 76.9
Total - Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 60.9 61.5 60.4 59.5 58.9 60.1
Non-Aboriginal population 93.0 94.7 90.8 90.4 91.6 88.9
Nunatsiavut
Inuit 48.0 38.9 59.0 46.1 38.8 55.0
Non-Aboriginal population 78.8 78.6 78.9 78.6 66.7 78.6
Nunavik
Inuit 65.2 64.9 65.2 62.7 62.3 63.3
Non-Aboriginal population 92.5 92.6 92.3 89.2 88.9 91.1
Nunavut
Inuit 60.2 62.2 58.1 59.6 59.8 59.6
Non-Aboriginal population 94.1 96.3 91.5 91.3 93.0 89.6
Inuvialuit region
Inuit 65.4 67.0 63.6 59.9 59.1 59.8
Non-Aboriginal population 92.8 93.5 89.3 89.4 91.8 86.6
Total - Outside Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 58.2 64.2 54.0 66.0 69.6 63.4
Non-Aboriginal population 80.3 85.7 75.0 81.6 86.5 76.9
Notes:
The employment rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, geographic area, etc.) is the number of persons employed in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), expressed as a percentage of the total population, in that particular group.
Inuit includes persons who reported an Inuit identity only.
'Inuit Nunaat' is the Inuit language expression for 'Inuit homeland,' a region extending from Northern Labrador to the Northwest Territories.
Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100% and may vary slightly from those previously published.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Censuses of population, 2001 and 2006