Table 7
Unemployment 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 Unemployment rates
2001 2006
Both sexes Men Women Both sexes Men Women
percentage
Canada
Inuit 20.7 23.6 17.7 19.0 23.0 15.1
Non-Aboriginal population 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.2 5.0 5.4
Total - Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 20.1 23.3 16.6 20.4 24.4 16.1
Non-Aboriginal population 3.0 3.0 2.9 4.1 4.5 3.2
Nunatsiavut
Inuit 33.9 50.0 16.7 34.8 46.7 21.4
Non-Aboriginal population 10.3 16.7 12.5 15.4 30.8 0.0
Nunavik
Inuit 14.7 18.0 11.7 18.8 20.5 16.9
Non-Aboriginal population 3.5 6.1 0.0 6.1 8.3 3.7
Nunavut
Inuit 20.8 23.1 18.5 19.2 23.3 14.7
Non-Aboriginal population 2.4 2.4 2.4 3.0 3.3 3.0
Inuvialuit region
Inuit 17.9 19.6 14.6 24.5 28.1 20.7
Non-Aboriginal population 3.2 2.2 2.9 4.2 4.3 4.0
Total - Outside Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 22.9 24.3 21.2 14.9 17.7 12.6
Non-Aboriginal population 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.2 5.0 5.4
Notes:
The unemployment rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, geographic area, etc.) is the unemployed in that group, expressed as a percentage of the labour force in that group, in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006).
Inuit population 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