Wages in New Zealand increased to 32.04 NZD/Hour in the first quarter of 2019 from 31.70 NZD/Hour in the fourth quarter of 2018. Wages in New Zealand averaged 21.27 NZD/Hour from 1989 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 32.04 NZD/Hour in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of 13.07 NZD/Hour in the first quarter of 1989.

Wages in New Zealand is expected to be 31.93 NZD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wages in New Zealand to stand at 32.35 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 33.72 NZD/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.30 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2658.00 2662.00 2662.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 116.00 120.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.20 0.10 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.90 71.00 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1185.00 1179.00 1185.00 700.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 123.02 122.43 126.86 86.54 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 198.08 195.98 200.70 55.20 Index Points [+]
Job Advertisements 44341.92 46008.12 46008.12 14139.22 [+]
Wages 32.04 31.70 32.04 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 30.64 30.00 30.64 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 17.70 16.50 17.70 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.93 4.84 4.93 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 13.20 14.00 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 527.00 546.00 554.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.50 67.80 68.20 56.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2130.00 2113.00 2130.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Average Hourly Wages

In New Zealand, wages are benchmarked using average hourly earnings. This page provides - New Zealand Average Hourly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Average Hourly Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32.04 31.70 32.04 13.07 1989 - 2019 NZD/Hour Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 38242.00 Feb/19
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Brazil 2291.00 Mar/19
Canada 25.72 Feb/19
China 74318.00 Dec/17
France 2988.00 Dec/16
Germany 3899.00 Sep/18
India 272.19 Dec/14
Italy 2434.00 Dec/17
Japan 316506.00 Mar/19
Mexico 372.83 Mar/19
Russia 45000.00 Mar/19
Singapore 5752.00 Dec/18
South Africa 21190.00 Dec/18
South Korea 3359019.00 Dec/18
Spain 2039.01 Dec/18
Switzerland 6260.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom 528.00 Mar/19
United States 23.31 Apr/19


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