New Zealand Unemployed Persons  1986-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in New Zealand decreased to 132 Thousand in the first quarter of 2017 from 139 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2016. Unemployed Persons in New Zealand averaged 121.22 Thousand from 1986 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 189 Thousand in the third quarter of 1991 and a record low of 69 Thousand in the second quarter of 1986.

New Zealand Unemployed Persons
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New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.20 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2539.00 2510.00 2539.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 132.00 139.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 1.20 0.80 2.40 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.60 70.50 70.60 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1141.00 1137.00 1141.00 699.62 Index Points [+]
Productivity 166.55 167.96 171.61 117.96 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 144.40 153.10 153.10 55.20 Index Points [+]
Job Advertisements 43303.77 41914.34 43303.77 14139.40 [+]
Wages 29.96 29.80 29.96 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 29.22 28.71 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 66.90 66.70 66.90 56.40 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 546.00 528.00 546.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.60 11.20 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1992.00 1981.00 1992.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Unemployed Persons Notes

In New Zealand, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
132.00 139.00 189.00 69.00 1986 - 2017 Thousand Quarterly
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unemployed persons by Country

Last
Australia 732.28 Apr/17
Brazil 14.18 Mar/17
Canada 1265.00 Apr/17
China 976.00 Mar/17
Euro Area 15395.00 Mar/17
France 3471.80 Apr/17
Germany 2568.61 Apr/17
India 48.26 Dec/14
Indonesia 7024172.00 Dec/16
Italy 3021.99 Mar/17
Japan 1840.00 Mar/17
Mexico 1821825.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 456.00 Apr/17
Russia 4.05 Apr/17
South Korea 1098.00 Apr/17
Spain 3526.58 Apr/17
Switzerland 146008.73 Apr/17
Turkey 3900.00 Feb/17
United Kingdom 792.80 Apr/17
United States 7056.00 Apr/17