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Linked Employer-Employee Data: March 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 May 2009
Highlights

This release focuses on labour market dynamics for New Zealand. In the March 2008 year:

  • The number of filled jobs increased 2.1 percent to reach 1,816,220, the smallest annual increase for a March year since the Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) series began in June 1999.
  • Filled jobs in the manufacturing industry decreased for the third consecutive March year, down 0.7 percent (1,550 filled jobs); a total decrease of 2.9 percent (6,780 filled jobs) since the March 2005 year.
  • Average mean quarterly earnings increased 5.3 percent to $11,320, the largest annual increase for a March year since the LEED series began.
  • The Taranaki region had the largest percentage increase in mean quarterly earnings, at 6.3 percent.

 

Graph, Annual Change in Filled Jobs.

Additional data and breakdowns are available on Infoshare and Table Builder on the Statistics New Zealand website.

Geoff Bascand 22 May 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0533
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