New Zealand's annual wage inflation, as measured by the labor cost index, increased to 2.1 percent in the second quarter of 2020 from a 2.5 percent in the prior period and above market expectations of 1.9 percent. Public sector wages advanced 3.0 percent, down from a 3.2 percent gain in the previous quarter; and private sector wages rose 1.7 percent, slowing down from 2.4 percent last quarter. On a quarterly basis, wages increased by 0.2 percent, easing from a 0.3 percent rise in the prior period.
Labour Costs in New Zealand averaged 931.81 points from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 1218 points in the second quarter of 2020 and a record low of 699.62 points in the fourth quarter of 1992. This page provides - New Zealand Labour Costs - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Labour Costs - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand
Labour Costs in New Zealand is expected to be 1215.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labour Costs in New Zealand to stand at 1221.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Labour Costs is projected to trend around 1221.02 points in 2021 and 1241.04 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.