This indicator shows the number of people aged 15 years and older in the extended labour force who are unemployed, underemployed or potential job seekers

Underutilisation

This indicator shows the number of people aged 15 years and older in the extended labour force who are:

  • unemployed
  • underemployed (people who work part-time and want to and can work more hours)
  • potential labour force (people who want a job and are available to work, but are not currently looking for a job and people who are unavailable to start work but are looking for a job as they will be able to start work within the next month).

 

11.3%
of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over in the extended labour force were underused in 2019.

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