Minimum Wages in New Zealand increased to 16.50 NZD/Hour in 2018 from 15.75 NZD/Hour in 2017. Minimum Wages in New Zealand averaged 13.50 NZD/Hour from 2006 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 16.50 NZD/Hour in 2018 and a record low of 10.25 NZD/Hour in 2006.

Minimum Wages in New Zealand is expected to be 18.00 NZD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage is projected to trend around 22.50 NZD/Hour 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 Gross Minimum Hourly Wage

In New Zealand, minimum wage refers to the lowest gross wage per hour and normally is increased every year. In 2014 54,600 New Zealanders workers were under the minimum wage. This page provides - New Zealand Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.50 15.75 16.50 10.25 2006 - 2018 NZD/Hour Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 11900.00 Mar/19
Australia 719.20 Jul/18
Brazil 998.00 Mar/19
Canada 14.00 Dec/19
China 2420.00 Apr/18
France 1521.22 Dec/19
Germany 9.19 Jan/19
Indonesia 3.94 Jan/19
Japan 874.00 Oct/18
Mexico 102.68 Jan/19
Netherlands 1615.80 Jun/19
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 8350.00 Dec/19
Spain 1050.00 Jun/19
Turkey 2558.40 Dec/19
United Kingdom 8.21 Apr/19
United States 7.25 Dec/19


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