The number of unemployed persons in New Zealand decreased to 116 Thousand in the first quarter of 2019 from 120 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2018. Unemployed Persons in New Zealand averaged 121.17 Thousand from 1986 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 189 Thousand in the third quarter of 1991 and a record low of 69 Thousand in the first quarter of 1987.

Unemployed Persons in New Zealand is expected to be 124.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in New Zealand to stand at 124.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 120.00 Thousand 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 Unemployed Persons

In New Zealand, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
116.00 120.00 189.00 69.00 1986 - 2019 Thousand Quarterly
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