Employment in New Zealand rose by 28 thousand or 1.0 percent to 2.778 million in the second quarter of 2021. source: Statistics New Zealand

Employment Change in New Zealand averaged 0.38 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 October of 2021.

Employment Change in New Zealand is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-04 10:45 PM Q1 0.6% 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
2021-08-03 10:45 PM Q2 1% 0.6% 0.7% 0.9%
2021-11-02 09:45 PM Q3 1%


New Zealand Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.00 percent Jun/21 4.70 11.20 3.40
Employed Persons 2778.00 Thousand Jun/21 2750.00 2778.00 1499.00
Unemployed Persons 117.00 Thousand Jun/21 135.00 189.00 69.00
Employment Change 1.00 percent Jun/21 0.60 2.60 -1.80
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.50 percent Jun/21 70.40 71.20 63.00
Labour Costs 1244.00 points Jun/21 1235.00 1244.00 699.62
Productivity 132.01 points Jun/21 129.63 132.01 86.54
Wages 34.80 NZD/Hour Jun/21 34.55 34.80 13.07
Wages in Manufacturing 32.58 NZD/Hour Jun/21 32.34 32.58 12.44
Population 5.11 Million Dec/20 4.95 5.11 2.37
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.92 percent Jun/21 12.46 15.30 10.30
Part Time Employment 564.00 Thousand Jun/21 555.00 564.00 264.00
Full Time Employment 2216.00 Thousand Jun/21 2194.00 2216.00 1177.00
Employment Rate 67.10 percent Mar/21 66.80 68.20 56.40


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