New data from Statistics Canada shows that 57 per cent of people living in Nunavut are food insecure.

That’s the highest rate of food insecurity in the country and more than four times the national average of 12.7 per cent.

StatCan released the study on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Its data, from 2017-18, breaks down food security into four categories: food secure, marginally food insecure, moderately food insecure and severely food insecure.

In Nunavut, 23.7 per cent of homes are severely food insecure, according to StatCan.

That number more than doubles to 52.3 per cent for single-mother households with children under 18.