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GNWT in numbers, 2019 edition: all 5,289 of ’em – Cabin Radio

A quarter of all workers in the NWT are employed by the territorial government, the latest report on GNWT staffing reveals.

The total cost of all 5,289 employees in 2018-19 was $703 million, the latest Public Service Annual Report, published in the legislature on Thursday, states.

$499 million of that is basic salary; $104 million is pensions and healthcare; $38 million is northern allowance; and $24 million is overtime.

The territory also coughed up $4.9 million for removals, and $3.5 million in severance, over the 12 months between April 2018 and March 2019.

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