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

Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand increased to 71.10 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 70 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Labor Force Participation Rate in New Zealand averaged 66.41 percent from 1986 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 71.10 percent in the third 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
2017-05-02 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%
2017-10-31 09:45 PM Participation Rate 71.1% 70.0% 70.2% 70.1%
2018-02-06 09:45 PM Participation Rate 71.7%
2018-05-01 10:45 PM Participation Rate
2018-08-01 10:45 PM Participation Rate


New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.80 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2593.00 2535.00 2593.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 126.00 128.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 2.20 -0.20 2.40 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.10 70.00 71.10 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1152.00 1145.00 1152.00 699.62 Index Points [+]
Productivity 166.68 164.21 171.61 117.96 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 198.00 186.70 198.20 55.20 Index Points [+]
Job Advertisements 42883.37 42940.15 43303.77 14139.40 [+]
Wages 30.51 30.15 30.51 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 29.11 28.47 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 555.00 536.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.20 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.80 66.70 67.80 56.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2038.00 2004.00 2038.00 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
71.10 70.00 71.10 63.00 1986 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 78.50 Sep/17
France 71.90 Sep/17
Russia 69.40 Oct/17
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.30 Jun/17
Canada 65.70 Nov/17
Australia 65.50 Nov/17
Italy 65.41 Sep/17
Netherlands 64.20 Sep/17
South Korea 63.20 Nov/17
United States 62.70 Nov/17
Brazil 61.80 Sep/17
Germany 60.90 Jun/17
Japan 60.80 Oct/17
Mexico 59.50 Oct/17
Spain 58.92 Sep/17
Euro Area 57.10 Jun/17
Turkey 53.10 Sep/17
India 52.50 Dec/13