New Zealand Unemployment Rate Falls in Q4 2013

In the fourth quarter of 2013, New Zealand jobless rate decreased to 6 percent from 6.2 percent in the previous quarter. There were 24,000 more people employed, following an additional 28,000 in the September quarter.
Statistics New Zealand | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com 2/4/2014 10:04:38 PM
In the December 2013 quarter compared with the September 2013 quarter, the number of filled jobs rose 0.4 percent.
Average ordinary-time hourly earnings rose 0.2 percent, to reach $28.03.
Average ordinary-time weekly earnings (for full-time equivalent jobs) rose 0.5 percent, to reach $1,053.77.

Compared with the same quarter of 2012, the number of filled jobs rose 1.9 percent.
Unadjusted, average ordinary-time hourly earnings rose 2.9 percent.
Average ordinary-time weekly earnings (by FTE) rose 2.8 percent.

New Zealand Unemployment Rate Falls in Q4 2013