Yukon population falls to lowest in Canada

The Yukon has the least people of any Canadian province, Statistics Canada has announced in its quarterly release of population statistics, which took place Thursday.

According to estimates for the second quarter of 2016, the Yukon has 37,294 people to Nunavut’s 37,315. Nunavut, the eastern Arctic province separated from the Northwest Territories in 1999, has seen sustained population growth. The population growth of the Yukon has flattened in the same period.

In the second quarter of 2015, for example, Nunavut’s population trailed the Yukon’s population by some 500 people. That gap has steadily lessened, and in the first quarter of 2016, the Yukon led by only 19 people.

The City and Borough of Juneau, by comparison, has 33,277 people, according to estimates by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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