labour charts

Productivity

This is the official annual measure of productivity in New Zealand. Economists and statisticians agonise over the correct measures for national productivity, and the arguments get very technical,... Read full story

Beneficiaries

The tabs in this chart series are sourced from both the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly Factsheets, and the HLFS employment data published by Statistics NZ. Data relating... Read full story

Benefits Numbers

The data in this chart series is sourced from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly benefit Factsheets, which are released about 4 weeks after the end of each quarter.

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Change in benefits numbers

The data in this chart series is sourced from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly benefit Factsheets, which are released about 4 weeks after the end of each quarter.

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Earnings differential with Australia

This chart measures the difference between the average weekly full-time earnings in New Zealand, as measured in the QES, table 7.01, and the equivalent data for Australia, release 6301.0 table 1... Read full story

Labour cost

The salary and wage rates component of the labour cost index (LCI) measures movements in base salary and ordinary time wage rates and overtime wage rates. The non-wage component measures changes... Read full story

Job vacancies online

This chart set is based on the New Zealand Department of Labour "Jobs Online Monthly Report".

Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies advertised on the main internet job websites;... Read full story

Kiwisaver membership

This chart tracks data released monthly on the official government Kiwisaver website.

Misery index

A "misery index" is based on the sum of the inflation rate (CPI) and the unemployment rate. It is a measure than has been around for decades, originally made popular by US President Jimmy Carter... Read full story

Real income growth
Strikes
Unemployment

According to Statisctics NZ, the labour force category to which a person is assigned depends on their actual activity during a survey reference week. The following definitions, which conform... Read full story

Weekly earnings

Data in this set of charts is sourced from Statistics NZ Quarterly Earnings Survey (QES).

QES statistics are derived quarterly from approximately 18,000 surveyed business locations in a... Read full story

New job ads posted

This chart set is based on the seek.co.nz "new job ads posted" series, not seasonally adjusted.

Seek publish a monthly review and a monthly Employment Index, which is available... Read full story

National employment indicator

This chart set is from the experimental StatisticsNZ series. It records the seasonally adjusted change for each month, year-on-year.

The National Employment Indicator (NEI... Read full story