Household Labour Force Survey: June 2011 quarter

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  04 August 2011
Media release  – 
Unemployment rate 6.5 percent

Highlights

In the June 2011 quarter:

  • Seasonally adjusted unemployment was unchanged at 154,000.**
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same at 6.5 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted employment increased slightly by 1,000 to 2,214,000.
  • Unadjusted movements for key labour market outcomes in the Canterbury region moved in a different direction from the national estimates, when compared with the June 2010 quarter.
Seasonally adjusted June 2011 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.5% 0.0 -0.4
 Unemployed 154,000 -0.1%** -3.7%
 Employed 2,214,000 0.0% +2.0%
 Not in the labour force 1,096,000 +1.4% +0.3%
 Labour force participation rate 68.4% -0.2 +0.3

  **Due to rounding there is no level change but there is a quarterly percentage change.

 Graph, Employment, seasonally adjusted, quarterly, June 2007 to June 2011. Graph, Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, quarterly, June 2007 to June 2011.

 

Geoff Bascand 4 August 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487