New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate  1986-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand decreased to 70 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 70.60 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand averaged 66.38 percent from 1986 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 70.60 percent in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 63 percent in the first quarter of 1993.

New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-01-31 09:45 PM Participation Rate 70.5% 70.1% 70.2% 70.15%
2017-05-02 10:45 PM Participation Rate 70.6% 70.5% 70.5% 70.7%
2017-08-01 10:45 PM Participation Rate 70.0% 70.6% 70.7% 70.7%
2017-11-01 09:45 PM Participation Rate 70.0% 70.05%


New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.90 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2535.00 2538.00 2538.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 128.00 131.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.20 1.10 2.40 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.00 70.60 70.60 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1146.00 1141.00 1146.00 699.62 Index Points [+]
Productivity 166.68 164.21 171.61 117.96 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 198.20 195.60 198.20 55.20 Index Points [+]
Job Advertisements 42544.27 42366.20 43303.77 14139.40 [+]
Wages 30.15 29.96 30.15 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 28.47 29.22 3382.74 28.21 NZD Million/Quarter [+]
Minimum Wages 15.75 15.25 15.75 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.75 4.65 4.75 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 [+]
Employment Rate 66.70 67.10 67.10 56.40 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 536.00 546.00 546.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 12.70 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2004.00 1992.00 2004.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
70.00 70.60 70.60 63.00 1986 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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labor force participation rate by Country

Last
United Kingdom 78.80 Jun/17
France 72.00 Jun/17
Russia 69.60 Aug/17
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.40 Mar/17
Canada 65.60 Sep/17
Italy 65.40 Jun/17
Australia 65.30 Aug/17
Netherlands 63.90 Mar/17
South Korea 63.30 Aug/17
United States 63.10 Sep/17
Brazil 61.80 Aug/17
Japan 60.90 Aug/17
Germany 60.80 Mar/17
Mexico 59.00 Aug/17
Spain 58.84 Jun/17
Euro Area 56.80 Mar/17
Turkey 52.70 Jun/17
India 52.50 Dec/13