Moving to Yukon, Economy Description & Overview
Mining is Yukon's largest industry and accounts for 30 percent of the economy. Tourism, which offers a wilderness experience in a unique and relatively unspoiled environment, plus the history of a century-ago gold rush, is also important. The fur trade is important for about 3 percent of the population, mainly Aboriginals. A small fishing industry operates in Dawson City to export salmon, and other commercial fisheries supply local consumers.