Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand increased to 70.40 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 70.30 percent in the second quarter of 2019.

Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand averaged 66.66 percent from 1986 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 70.90 percent in the third quarter of 2017 and a record low of 63 percent in the first quarter of 1993. This page provides - New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Statistics New Zealand

Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand is expected to be 70.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand to stand at 70.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 71.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
70.40 70.30 70.90 63.00 1986 - 2019 percent Quarterly
SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-06 09:45 PM Q4 70.9% 71% 71% 70.9%
2019-04-30 10:45 PM Q1 70.4% 70.9% 70.9% 71.1%
2019-08-05 10:45 PM Q2 70.4% 70.4% 70.5% 70.7%
2019-11-05 09:45 PM Q3 70.4% 70.3% 70.3% 70.4%
2020-02-04 09:45 PM Q4 70.4% 70.3%


New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.

New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 3.90 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2641.00 2635.00 2641.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 115.00 108.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.80 2.50 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.30 70.90 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1202.00 1193.00 1202.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 128.24 126.60 128.24 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 193.10 192.54 196.57 55.20 points [+]
Wages 32.71 32.42 32.71 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 31.02 30.68 31.02 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 17.70 16.50 17.70 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.93 4.84 4.93 2.37 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.60 10.30 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 520.00 537.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.50 67.50 68.00 56.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2120.00 2147.00 2147.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]