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Labour Market Statistics: June 2017 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 August 2017
Key facts

Labour market at a glance

  • Employment rate drops to 66.7 percent.
  • Unemployment rate down to 4.8 percent.
  • Employment and filled jobs up over the year.
  • Wage rates grow 1.7 percent.
Employment at a glance (seasonally adjusted)

Jun 2017
 quarter

Quarterly
change
Annual
change
(000)  Percent
Working-age population 3,801 +0.5 +2.4
Employed 2,535 -0.2 +3.1
Unemployed 128 -2.2 -2.2
Filled jobs 1,932 +1.0 +3.1
Percent Percentage points 
Employment rate 66.7 -0.4 +0.5
Unemployment rate 4.8 -0.1 -0.3
Labour force participation rate 70.0 -0.6 +0.3
Wages at a glance Index Percent
Wage inflation (salary and wage rates, including overtime)

All sectors 

 1146 +0.4 +1.7

Private sector 

1151 +0.4 +1.6

Public sector 

1130 +0.4 +1.9
LCI analytical unadjusted 1264 +0.7 +3.0
   Level Percent 
Average ordinary time hourly earnings $30.09 +0.6 +1.6
Hours at a glance (figures seasonally adjusted)  Level Percent
Average weekly paid hours for FTEs (QES)

Ordinary time 

37.88 +0.1 +0.4

Total

38.70 +0.3 +0.7
Total weekly paid hours (QES) 59.6 (million)  +0.9 +3.5
Total actual weekly hours worked (HLFS) 85.4 (million)  +1.0 +2.6

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 2422-8699
2 August 2017

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