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Labour Market Statistics: June 2016 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 August 2016
Key facts

Labour market at a glance

  • Filled jobs grow strongly.
  • Wage growth remains subdued.
Employment at a glance (seasonally adjusted)

Jun 2016
 quarter

Quarterly
change
Annual
change
(000)  Percent
Filled jobs 1,875 +0.3 +3.1
Wages at a glance Level  Percent
Wage inflation (salary and wage rates, including overtime)

All sectors 

 1127  +0.4  +1.5

Private sector 

 1133 +0.4 +1.6

Public sector 

 1109 +0.2 +1.3
LCI analytical unadjusted  1227 +0.7 +2.8
Average ordinary time hourly earnings $29.62 +0.5 +2.1
Hours at a glance (figures seasonally adjusted)  Level Percent
Average weekly paid hours for FTEs (QES) Ordinary time  37.69  +0.2  -0.1

Total

 38.41   +0.2  -0.3
Total weekly paid hours (QES) 57.5 (million)   +0.2  +2.9

 

This labour market release only includes the June 2016 quarter data for the QES and LCI. Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data, also due to be published in this release, is delayed until 17 August.

See Household Labour Force Survey release delayed media release for more information. The 17 August labour market release will include data from the HLFS, QES, and LCI.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 2422-8699
3 August 2016

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