New Zealand in Profile: 2010

New Zealand has a comprehensive range of labour laws. Pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax on wage and salary earners is the single largest source of tax revenue.

People in civilian employment

2009 2004
Sector (thousand)
Services 1,553 1,390
Industry 468 460
Primary 140 145
Total 2,166 1,996

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