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Household Labour Force Survey Population Rebase: December 2008 quarter (Includes the introduction of Māori benchmarks)
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 April 2009
Highlights
  • Seasonally adjusted employment increased by 21,000 to 2,212,000.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.7 percent.
  • The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate decreased to 69.2 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted total actual hours worked per week increased by 1.1 percent.
Seasonally adjusted 
 
Originally published
December 2008 quarter 
 Revised
December 2008 quarter
 Change
 Unemployment rate 4.6%  4.7%  +0.1 
 Unemployed 105,000  108,000  +3.2% 
 Employed 2,191,000  2,212,000  +0.9% 
 Not in the labour force 1,015,000  1,032,000  +1.6% 
 Labour force participation rate 69.3%  69.2%   -0.1
 
 
Geoff Bascand   20 April 2009  
 Government Statistician   ISSN 1178-0487 
 
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