The number of unemployed persons in New Zealand decreased to 135 Thousand in the first quarter of 2021 from 141 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand

Unemployed Persons in New Zealand averaged 121.99 Thousand from 1986 until 2021, 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. This page provides - New Zealand Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in New Zealand is expected to be 118.00 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 121.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 117.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
135.00 141.00 189.00 69.00 1986 - 2021 Thousand Quarterly
Volume, SA

New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.90 11.20 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2750.00 2734.00 2750.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 135.00 141.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.60 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.20 71.20 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1235.00 1230.00 1235.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 128.75 133.00 133.00 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 161.28 125.80 180.70 55.20 index points [+]
Wages 34.20 33.86 34.20 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 32.19 32.09 32.19 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 20.00 18.90 20.00 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 5.11 4.95 5.11 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 2197.00 2172.00 2203.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 534.00 544.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.10 66.80 68.20 56.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.67 12.60 15.30 10.30 percent [+]


New Zealand Unemployed Persons
In New Zealand, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.