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Labour Market Statistics: September 2017 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  01 November 2017
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Next release

Labour Market Statistics: December 2017 quarter will be released on 7 February 2018.

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The release calendar lists information releases by date of release.

Past releases

Labour Market Statistics has links to past releases (from December 2014 quarter).

Household Labour Force Survey has links to past releases.

Quarterly Employment Survey has links to past releases.

Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates) has links to past releases.

Data quality

Period-specific information

See Labour Market Statistics period specific information – DataInfo+ for labour market statistics information that changes between periods.

General information

See Labour Market Statistics concepts – DataInfo+ for definitions of terms used in this release.

See Household Labour Force Survey methodology – DataInfo+ for general methodology used to produce household labour force statistics.

See Labour Cost Index methodology – DataInfo+ for general methodology used to produce labour cost index statistics.

See Quarterly Employment Survey methodology – DataInfo+ for general methodology used to produce quarterly employment survey statistics.

Related information

Improving labour market statistics for information (including papers and other relevant data) on the Household Labour Force Survey redevelopment

Household Labour Force Survey population rebase from 2013 Census: Includes regional benchmarks for the revised HLFS results, which provides information on the population rebase.

A guide to unemployment statistics (third edition) (published 2017) provides guidance to data users on the different features of four unemployment measures.

User guide for wage and income measures (published 2013) has more information on the various Statistics NZ income and wage measures.

Extended region and age series now available (published 2014) introduces two key classifications in response to our users' needs.

Future of the Household Labour Force Survey (published 2014) outlines changes to the HLFS and how these changes have affected the survey from mid-2016 onwards.

See Employment and unemployment for more reports and articles about New Zealand's labour market.

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