The number of people who were employed in New Zealand rose by 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2020, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in the previous period.

Employment Change in New Zealand averaged 0.36 percent from 1986 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2.50 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and a record low of -1.80 percent in the first quarter of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand

Employment Change in New Zealand is expected to be -0.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in New Zealand to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2021 and 0.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 0.10 2.50 -1.80 1986 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-08-05 10:45 PM Q2 0.8% -0.2% 0.4% 0.2%
2019-11-05 09:45 PM Q3 0.2% 0.8% 0.3% 0.4%
2020-02-04 09:45 PM Q4 0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
2020-05-05 10:45 PM Q1 0.7% 0.1% -0.3% -0.2%
2020-08-05 10:45 PM Q2 0.7% -0.9%
2020-11-05 09:45 PM Q3 -0.3%

New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.00 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2661.00 2643.00 2661.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 116.00 111.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.10 2.50 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.10 70.90 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1217.00 1211.00 1217.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 127.91 128.24 128.24 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 171.86 191.05 196.57 55.20 points [+]
Wages 33.20 32.83 33.20 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 31.23 30.78 31.23 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 18.90 17.70 18.90 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.95 4.88 4.95 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 530.00 519.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 2131.00 2130.00 2147.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.50 67.30 68.00 56.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.00 11.70 15.30 10.30 percent [+]


New Zealand Employment Change
In New Zealand, Employment Change measures the quarter-on-quarter change in the number of employed people.