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New Zealand Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Dec 2019
Actual
4 %
Forecast
4.9 %
Previous
4.2 %
Frequency
Quarterly
Units In
%
Next Release
May 5, 2020
Time to Release
28 Days 20 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
11.2 %
Sep 1991
3.3 %
Dec 2007
5.97 %1985 - 2019Statistics New Zealand
In New Zealand, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Latest Updates

New Zealand's unemployment rate rebounded to 4.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from an 11-year low of 3.9 percent in the previous period, above market expectations of 4.1 percent.

New Zealand Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Nov 6, 201910:21New Zealand Jobless Rate Rebounds in Q3
Aug 6, 201914:21New Zealand Jobless Rate Falls to 11-Year Low
May 1, 201909:56New Zealand Jobless Rate Falls to 4.2% in Q1

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New Zealand labour Indicators

All New Zealand indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Rate
67.3
Dec 2019
67.5
Sep 2019
56.4
Sep 1992
68
Sep 2018
%Quarterly1986 - 2019
Employment Change
0
Dec 2019
0.2
Sep 2019
-1.8
Mar 2009
2.5
Jun 2016
%Quarterly1986 - 2019
Full Time Employment
2,130
Dec 2019
2,120
Sep 2019
1,177
Mar 1992
2,147
Jun 2019
ThousandQuarterly1986 - 2019
Minimum Wages
17.7
Apr 2019
16.5
Apr 2018
10.25
Dec 2006
17.7
Apr 2019
NZD/HourYearly2006 - 2019
Job Advertisements
44,341.92
Dec 2018
46,008.12
Nov 2018
14,139.22
Jul 2009
46,008.12
Nov 2018
Monthly2004 - 2018
Job Vacancies
191.05
Dec 2019
193.1
Sep 2019
55.2
Jul 2009
207.35
Oct 2018
pointsQuarterly2007 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across Pacific

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Australia
5.1
Feb 2020
5.3
Jan 2020
4
Aug 2008
11.2
Dec 1992
%Monthly1978 - 2020
Fiji
4.2
Dec 2019
4.2
Dec 2018
3.6
Dec 2008
9.4
Dec 1988
%Yearly1982 - 2019
New Caledonia
11.9
Dec 2018
11.6
Dec 2017
11.6
Dec 2017
19.2
Dec 1993
%Yearly1989 - 2018
New Zealand
4
Dec 2019
4.2
Sep 2019
3.3
Dec 2007
11.2
Sep 1991
%Quarterly1985 - 2019
Papua New Guinea
2.4
Dec 2019
2.4
Dec 2018
2.4
Dec 2017
2.9
Dec 2000
%Yearly1991 - 2019

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