Employment in New Zealand increased by 0.60 in March of 2021. source: Statistics New Zealand

Employment Change in New Zealand averaged 0.37 percent from 1986 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2.60 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and a record low of -1.80 percent in the first quarter of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Employment Change in New Zealand is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in New Zealand to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2022 and 0.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.60 2.60 -1.80 1986 - 2021 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-04 10:45 PM Q2 -0.4% 1.0% -2% -1.8%
2020-11-03 09:45 PM Q3 -0.8% -0.3% -0.8% -0.7%
2021-02-02 09:45 PM Q4 0.6% -0.8% 0% -0.2%
2021-05-04 10:45 PM Q1 0.6% 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
2021-08-03 10:45 PM Q2
2021-11-03 09:45 PM Q3

New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.90 11.20 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2750.00 2734.00 2750.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 135.00 141.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.60 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.20 71.20 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1235.00 1230.00 1235.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 129.63 128.75 133.00 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 172.36 161.28 180.70 55.20 index points [+]
Wages 34.55 34.20 34.55 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 32.34 32.19 32.34 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 20.00 18.90 20.00 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 5.11 4.95 5.11 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 2194.00 2197.00 2203.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 555.00 534.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.10 66.80 68.20 56.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.46 13.67 15.30 10.30 percent [+]


New Zealand Employment Change
In New Zealand, Employment Change measures the quarter-on-quarter change in the number of employed people.