The number of unemployed persons in New Zealand decreased to 109 Thousand in the second quarter of 2019 from 115 Thousand in the first quarter of 2019. Unemployed Persons in New Zealand averaged 121.09 Thousand from 1986 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 189 Thousand in the third quarter of 1991 and a record low of 69 Thousand in the first quarter of 1987.

Unemployed Persons in New Zealand is expected to be 125.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in New Zealand to stand at 126.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 120.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.20 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2680.00 2658.00 2680.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 109.00 115.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.80 -0.20 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.40 71.00 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1192.00 1184.00 1192.00 698.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 124.27 123.02 126.86 86.54 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 200.05 200.67 207.35 55.20 Index Points [+]
Wages 32.42 32.04 32.42 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 30.68 30.64 30.68 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 10.30 13.10 15.30 10.20 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 537.00 527.00 554.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.70 67.50 68.20 56.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2147.00 2130.00 2147.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Unemployed Persons

In New Zealand, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.00 115.00 189.00 69.00 1986 - 2019 Thousand Quarterly
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