Unemployment This indicator shows the number of people in the New Zealand labour force over the age of 15 years who are unemployed over a single reference week.

Unemployment

This indicator shows the number of people in the New Zealand labour force over the age of 15 years who are unemployed over a single reference week. This includes people who:

  • were not in employment
  • were available for work
  • had either actively sought work in the past four weeks ending with the reference week, or would be starting a new job within the next four weeks after the reference week.
4.2%
of the New Zealand labour force were unemployed in the March 2019 quarter.

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