The number of unemployed persons in New Zealand increased to 120 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 110 Thousand in the third quarter of 2018. Unemployed Persons in New Zealand averaged 121.23 Thousand from 1986 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 189 Thousand in the third quarter of 1991 and a record low of 69 Thousand in the first quarter of 1987.

Unemployed Persons in New Zealand is expected to be 123.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in New Zealand to stand at 124.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 125.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.00 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2664.00 2662.00 2664.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 120.00 110.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.10 1.00 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.90 71.00 71.00 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1079.00 1173.00 1173.00 700.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 167.16 168.99 171.61 117.96 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 198.20 193.93 200.70 55.20 Index Points [+]
Job Advertisements 44341.92 46008.12 46008.12 14139.22 [+]
Wages 31.70 31.39 31.70 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 30.00 29.92 30.00 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 16.50 15.75 16.50 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.84 4.75 4.84 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 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.10 10.30 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 546.00 554.00 554.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.80 68.20 68.20 56.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2113.00 2107.00 2113.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Unemployed Persons

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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
120.00 110.00 189.00 69.00 1986 - 2018 Thousand Quarterly
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