The number of unemployed persons in New Zealand increased to 115 Thousand in the third quarter of 2019 from 108 Thousand in the second quarter of 2019.

Unemployed Persons in New Zealand averaged 120.89 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. This page provides - New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Statistics New Zealand

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 125.00 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 Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
115.00 108.00 189.00 69.00 1986 - 2019 Thousand Quarterly
Volume, SA

New Zealand Unemployed Persons
In New Zealand, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

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 [+]