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Labour Market Statistics: March 2017 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 May 2017
Key facts

Labour market at a glance

  • Unemployment rate falls below 5 percent.
  • Employment growth continues to exceed population growth.
  • Accommodation and food services, and construction lead increase in filled jobs over the year.
  • Wage growth remains steady.

 

Employment at a glance (seasonally adjusted)

Mar 2017
 quarter

Quarterly
change
Annual
change
(000)  Percent
Working-age population 3,782 +0.7 +2.6
Employed 2,539 +1.2 +5.7
Unemployed 132 -4.4 -0.8
Filled jobs 1,913 +0.3 +2.4
Percent Percentage points 
Employment rate 67.1 +0.3 +1.9
Unemployment rate 4.9 -0.3 -0.3
Labour force participation rate 70.6 +0.1 +1.8
Wages at a glance Index Percent
Wage inflation (salary and wage rates, including overtime)

All sectors 

 1141 +0.4 +1.6

Private sector 

1146 +0.4 +1.5

Public sector 

1126 +0.3 +1.7
LCI analytical unadjusted 1255 +0.7 +3.0
   Level Percent 
Average ordinary time hourly earnings $29.90 +0.5 +1.5
Hours at a glance (figures seasonally adjusted)  Level Percent
Average weekly paid hours for FTEs (QES)

Ordinary time 

37.86 -0.2 +0.6

Total

38.59 -0.2 +0.6
Total weekly paid hours (QES) 59.1 (million)  +0.1 +3.1
Total actual weekly hours worked (HLFS) 84.6 (million)  -0.6 +4.3

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 2422-8699
3 May 2017

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