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Household Labour Force Survey: March 2014 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  07 May 2014
Key facts

In the March 2014 quarter compared with the December 2013 quarter:

  • The number of people employed increased by 22,000 people. 
  • The employment rate rose 0.4 percentage points, to 65.1 percent.
  • The number of people unemployed was unchanged.
  • The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.0 percent.
  • The labour force participation rate increased 0.4 percentage points, to 69.3 percent.

All figures are seasonally adjusted.

March 2014 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000)  (Percent) 
Employed 2,318 +0.9 +3.7
Unemployed    147   0.0  -1.1
Not in the labour force 1,093   -0.9   -2.9
Working-age population 3,559 +0.3 +1.4
(Percent)  (Percentage points) 
Employment rate  65.1 +0.4  +1.4
Unemployment rate    6.0   0.0   -0.2
Labour force participation rate  69.3 +0.4  +1.4

 

 

 

 

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0487
7 May 2014

 

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