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Table 7
Employment and unemployment rates for the First Nations identity population and the Registered Indian population (aged 25 to 54) living on and off reserve, Canada, 2001 and 2006
Employment rate (%) 20013 20063
Notes:
  1. Includes persons who reported a North American Indian, M├ętis or Inuit identity only.
  2. Includes persons who reported being a Registered or Treaty Indian as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, regardless of their Aboriginal identity.
  3. Only the Indian reserves and settlements that participated in both censuses are included when comparing data between 2001 and 2006.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006.
First Nations people1 living on reserve 49.9 51.9
First Nations people1 living off reserve 60.8 66.3
Registered Indians2 living on reserve 50.1 51.9
Registered Indians2 living off reserve 59.1 64.8
Unemployment rate (%) 20013 20063
First Nations people1 living on reserve 26.0 23.1
First Nations people1 living off reserve 16.6 12.3
Registered Indians2 living on reserve 25.9 23.0
Registered Indians2 living off reserve 17.9 13.1