Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) provides statistics on filled jobs, job flows, worker flows, mean and median earnings for continuing jobs and new hires, and total earnings. This information gives an insight into the operation of New Zealand's labour market.
LEED uses existing administrative data drawn from the taxation system, together with business data from Statistics NZ's Business Frame.
Other official labour market statistics we publish (ie Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates), Quarterly Employment Survey, and Household Labour Force Survey) show changes in employment at an aggregate level. Statistics from LEED, such as job and worker flows, help explain what causes these aggregate movements and are therefore useful for explaining changes in the labour market.
LEED has the potential to improve the knowledge base for policy development in employment, business performance, productivity, firm creation and growth, employee turnover, and many other areas.
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Linked Employer-Employee Data – information releases
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LEED annual tables
Statistics on filled jobs, job and worker flows, mean and median earnings for continuing jobs and new hires, and total earnings.
LEED quarterly tables (to June 2012 quarter)
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Reports and articles
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Annual measures of job creation and destruction in New Zealand (2010)
Explanation of experimental annual job creation and destruction statistics from LEED and how these statistics can be applied to complement the existing quarterly measures
Employment Outcomes of Tertiary Education Technical Report and Feasibility Assessment (2009)
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Information about data
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LEED annual technical notes
Data sources, definitions, and explanations for the annual LEED release.
LEED quarterly technical notes (updated 2012)
Data sources, definitions, and explanations for the quarterly LEED release.
Guide to Interpreting the LEED data
Definitions, background information, explanations, and data sources.
Person-Level Statistics Using Linked Employer-Employee Data
Explanation of the person-level statistics for the period to year ended March 2005