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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in New Zealand

New Zealand Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.2 % 1Q/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.59 % 1Q/22
Employed Persons 2826 Thousand Person | 2.826 Million Person 1Q/22
Employment Change  0.1 % 1Q/22
Employment Rate  68.6 % 1Q/22
Full Time Employment 2277 Thousand Person 1Q/22
Part Time Employment 547 Thousand Persons 1Q/22
Unemployed Persons 94 Thousand Persons | 0.094 Million Persons 1Q/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in New Zealand?

  • Unemployment Rate in New Zealand remained unchanged at 3.2 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 11.2 % and minimum was 3.4 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.2 1Q/22 04.05.2022
3.2 4Q/21 02.02.2022
3.4 3Q/21 18.01.2022
4 2Q/21 04.08.2021
4.7 1Q/21 04.05.2021
4.9 4Q/20 02.02.2021
5.3 3Q/20 03.11.2020
4 2Q/20 04.08.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
John Key 19.11.2008 - 12.12.2016 4.4000 4.9000 6.7000 4.4000 11.36%
Helen Clark 05.12.1999 - 19.11.2008 6.4000 4.0000 6.5000 3.3000 -37.50%
Jennifer Shipley 08.12.1997 - 13.04.1999 7.0000 7.5000 7.9000 7.0000 7.14%
James Bolger 02.11.1990 - 08.12.1997 8.9000 7.0000 11.2000 6.2000 -21.35%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in New Zealand?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in New Zealand increased to 9.59 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 15.3 % and minimum was 10.3 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.59 1Q/22 07.05.2022
8.83 4Q/21 05.02.2022
10.01 3Q/21 18.01.2022
10.92 2Q/21 14.08.2021
12.46 1Q/21 08.05.2021
13.67 4Q/20 06.02.2021
12.6 3Q/20 30.11.2020
14 1Q/20 06.05.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
John Key 19.11.2008 - 12.12.2016 10.9000 11.2000 15.3000 10.7000 2.75%
Helen Clark 05.12.1999 - 19.11.2008 10.3000 10.7000 12.1000 10.3000 3.88%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in New Zealand?

  • Number of Employed Persons in New Zealand increased to 2826 Thousand Person (2.826 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 2750 Thousand Person and minimum was 1499 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
2826 1Q/22 04.05.2022
2831 4Q/21 05.02.2022
2830 3Q/21 18.01.2022
2778 2Q/21 07.08.2021
2750 1Q/21 04.05.2021
2734 4Q/20 06.02.2021
2709 3Q/20 03.11.2020
2665 2Q/20 08.08.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in New Zealand?

  • Employment Change in New Zealand increased by 0.1 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum change was 2.6 % and minimum was -1.8 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.1 1Q/22 04.05.2022
0.1 4Q/21 02.02.2022
2 3Q/21 18.01.2022
1 2Q/21 04.08.2021
0.6 1Q/21 04.05.2021
0.6 4Q/20 02.02.2021
-0.8 3Q/20 03.11.2020
-0.4 2Q/20 04.08.2020


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Change  in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in New Zealand?

  • Employment Rate in New Zealand decreased to 68.6 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 68.2 % and minimum was 56.4 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
68.6 1Q/22 04.05.2022
68.8 3Q/21 18.01.2022
67.1 1Q/21 04.05.2021
66.8 4Q/20 21.02.2021
66.4 3Q/20 03.11.2020
67.5 1Q/20 06.05.2020
67.3 4Q/19 05.02.2020
67.5 3Q/19 06.11.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in New Zealand?

  • Full Time Employment in New Zealand increased to 2277 Thousand Person in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 2203 Thousand Person and minimum was 1177 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
2277 1Q/22 07.05.2022
2270 4Q/21 05.02.2022
2267 3Q/21 18.01.2022
2216 2Q/21 07.08.2021
2194 1Q/21 08.05.2021
2197 4Q/20 06.02.2021
2164 3Q/20 07.11.2020
2133 2Q/20 26.09.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in New Zealand?

  • Part Time Employment in New Zealand decreased to 547 Thousand Persons in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 555 Thousand Persons and minimum was 264 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
547 1Q/22 07.05.2022
567 4Q/21 05.02.2022
561 3Q/21 18.01.2022
564 2Q/21 07.08.2021
555 1Q/21 08.05.2021
534 4Q/20 06.02.2021
544 3Q/20 07.11.2020
538 2Q/20 26.09.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in New Zealand?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in New Zealand increased to 94 Thousand Persons (0.094 Million Persons) in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 189 Thousand Persons and minimum was 69 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
94 1Q/22 04.05.2022
93 4Q/21 05.02.2022
98 3Q/21 18.01.2022
117 2Q/21 07.08.2021
135 1Q/21 04.05.2021
141 4Q/20 06.02.2021
151 3Q/20 03.11.2020
111 2Q/20 08.08.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in New Zealand

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 65 65
Wages 1Q/22 3705.995 USD/Month 3645.66
Labor Force Participation Rate 1Q/22 70.9 % 71.1

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia Apr/22 3.9 % 3.9
New Zealand 1Q/22 3.2 % 3.2
Papua New Guinea 2020 2.7 % 2.4
Fiji 2020 4.8 % 4.2