New Zealand Unemployment Rate Falls in Q4 2013


In the fourth quarter of 2013, New Zealand jobless rate decreased to 6 percent from 6.2 percent in the previous quarter. There were 24,000 more people employed, following an additional 28,000 in the September quarter.

In the December 2013 quarter compared with the September 2013 quarter, the number of filled jobs rose 0.4 percent.
Average ordinary-time hourly earnings rose 0.2 percent, to reach $28.03.
Average ordinary-time weekly earnings (for full-time equivalent jobs) rose 0.5 percent, to reach $1,053.77.

Compared with the same quarter of 2012, the number of filled jobs rose 1.9 percent.
Unadjusted, average ordinary-time hourly earnings rose 2.9 percent.
Average ordinary-time weekly earnings (by FTE) rose 2.8 percent.

New Zealand Unemployment Rate Falls in Q4 2013


Statistics New Zealand | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/4/2014 10:04:38 PM