Minimum Wages in New Zealand increased to 17.70 NZD/Hour in 2019 from 16.50 NZD/Hour in 2018. Minimum Wages in New Zealand averaged 13.80 NZD/Hour from 2006 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17.70 NZD/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 10.25 NZD/Hour in 2006.

Minimum Wages in New Zealand is expected to be 17.70 NZD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage is projected to trend around 21.50 NZD/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.30 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2658.00 2662.00 2662.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 116.00 120.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.20 0.10 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.90 71.00 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1185.00 1179.00 1185.00 700.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 124.27 123.02 126.86 86.54 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 202.20 202.52 203.22 55.20 Index Points [+]
Wages 32.04 31.70 32.04 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 30.64 30.00 30.64 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 13.20 14.00 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 527.00 546.00 554.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.50 67.80 68.20 56.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2130.00 2113.00 2130.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage

In New Zealand, minimum wage refers to the lowest gross wage per hour and normally is increased every year. In 2014 54,600 New Zealanders workers were under the minimum wage. This page provides - New Zealand Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.70 16.50 17.70 10.25 2006 - 2019 NZD/Hour Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 12500.00 Jun/19
Australia 740.80 Jul/19
Brazil 998.00 Jul/19
Canada 14.00 Dec/19
China 2480.00 Apr/19
France 1521.22 Dec/19
Germany 9.19 Jan/19
India 176.00 Dec/17
Indonesia 3.94 Jan/19
Japan 874.00 Oct/18
Mexico 102.68 May/19
Netherlands 1635.60 Dec/19
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 8350.00 Dec/19
Spain 1050.00 Jun/19
Turkey 2558.40 Dec/19
United Kingdom 8.21 Apr/19
United States 7.25 Dec/19


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