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Labour Market Statistics: September 2016 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 November 2016
Key facts

Labour market at a glance

  • Employment growth continued to outpace population growth.
  • Unemployment dropped to 4.9 percent.
  • Labour force participation rate remained high at 70.1 percent.
  • Overall growth in wages still subdued.

 

Employment at a glance (seasonally adjusted)

Sep 2016
 quarter

Quarterly
change
Annual
change
(000)  Percent
Working-age population 3,739   +0.7 +2.8
Employed 2,494  +1.4 +6.1
Unemployed 128  -2.2 -7.0
Filled jobs 1,886  +0.6 +3.0
Percent Percentage points 
Employment rate 66.7  +0.5 +2.1
Unemployment rate 4.9  -0.1 -0.6
Labour force participation rate 70.1  +0.4 +1.7
Wages at a glance Level  Percent
Wage inflation (salary and wage rates, including overtime)

All sectors 

 1132  +0.4  +1.6

Private sector 

 1137  +0.4 +1.6

Public sector 

 1117  +0.7 +1.7
LCI analytical unadjusted  1234  +0.6 +2.6
Average ordinary time hourly earnings $29.78  +0.5 +1.7
Hours at a glance (figures seasonally adjusted)  Level Percent
Average weekly paid hours for FTEs (QES) Ordinary time  37.85  +0.4  +0.2

Total

38.61  +0.5  +0.1
Total weekly paid hours (QES) 58.3 (million)   +1.3  +3.4
Total actual weekly hours worked (HLFS) 84.1 (million)   +1.2 +6.7

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 2422-8699
2 November 2016

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