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Post-lockdown Retail Card Spending Picks Up

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

The rise in retail card spending was boosted by sales of furniture, hardware, and appliances, Stats NZ said today. “For a third consecutive month, card spending on the long-lasting goods (durables) remained at higher levels than last year, after ... More >>

COVID-19 Slows Labour Market Activity

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:10 pm | Statistics New Zealand

About 650,000 people were away from their job, working fewer hours or less than they wanted, or were otherwise less active in the labour market in the June 2020 quarter due to reasons related to COVID-19 such as sickness or lockdown, Stats NZ ... More >>

COVID-19 lockdown has widespread effects on labour market

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the June 2020 quarter, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent, down from 4.2 percent last quarter, while underutilisation rose, Stats NZ said today. More >>

COVID-19 Slows Wage Growth Despite Minimum Wage Increase

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:32 am | Statistics New Zealand

The labour cost index (LCI) salary and wage rates (including overtime) rose 0.2 percent in the June 2020 quarter, the lowest quarterly increase since December 1994, Stats NZ said today. “The government raised the minimum wage from $17.70 to $18.90 ... More >>

Townhouses Boost Home Consents In June

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 11:00 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented in June 2020 was 3,477, around 20 percent more compared with June 2019, Stats NZ said today. This rise was boosted by a record 1,071 new townhouses, flats, and units consented in June 2020, the first time more than ... More >>

Estimated Number Of New Homes Consented Per 1,000 Residents Up In June Year

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

About 7.6 new homes per 1,000 residents were consented in the year ended June 2020, Stats NZ said today. This is up from 7.1 new homes per 1,000 residents in the year ended June 2019, partly driven by Auckland, where the number rose from 8.5 in the ... More >>

Employment Indicators: Paid Jobs Week Ended 28 June 2020

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 10:48 am | Statistics New Zealand

Key facts This series counts the number of unique employer-employee relationships present in payday filing 6, 13, and 27 days after the end of the reference week. These counts are published as they are, and no work has been done to adjust for seasonality ... More >>

Household Labour Force Survey Estimated Working-age Population: June 2020 Quarter

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

The household labour force survey estimated working-age population table shows the population benchmarks used to produce household labour force survey estimates for the upcoming labour market statistics release. On 5 August 2020, as part of the Labour ... More >>

Job Numbers Lift Since Lockdown

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 10:47 am | Statistics New Zealand

Jobs numbers continue to recover from the substantial fall in April, with rises in both May and June, Stats NZ said today. Filled jobs were up by 2,053 in June 2020, to 2.2 million. This follows a rise of 14,399 jobs in May. “We have seen rises ... More >>

Ships And Boats Keep Imports Afloat

Friday, 24 July 2020, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Imports were up slightly in June 2020 mainly due to the arrival of the HMNZS Aotearoa , Stats NZ said today. June imports included the naval vessel Aotearoa, which arrived in Auckland from Ulsan, South Korea, on 26 June. See HMNZS Aotearoa – A11 for more ... More >>

Mixed Performance By Regions Leaves National Emissions Picture Unchanged

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 12:03 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Approximately two-thirds of New Zealand’s regions recorded decreases in their total greenhouse gas emissions, while one-third of regions saw increases between 2007 and 2018, Stats NZ said today. “While some regions reduced their emissions, ... More >>

COVID-19 And Labour Market Statistics For The June 2020 Quarter

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 2:05 pm | Statistics New Zealand

COVID-19 has created unusual situations across the labour market for many people living in New Zealand. COVID-19 restrictions have also limited Stats NZ’s ability to collect survey data about the labour market. We have published a summary of the ... More >>

Effects Of COVID-19 On Trade: 1 February–15 July 2020 (provisional)

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11:59 am | Statistics New Zealand

Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world from 1 February 2020. Comparing the values with previous years shows the potential impacts of COVID-19. The data is provisional and should be regarded ... More >>

Falling Prices In June Quarter Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 10:53 am | Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.5 percent in the June 2020 quarter as the COVID-19 global pandemic saw cheaper petrol and falling hotel and motel prices, Stats NZ said today. It was the first fall in quarterly inflation since the December 2015 ... More >>

International Arrivals In May Lowest In 61 Years

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of people that arrived in New Zealand in May 2020 was the lowest for any month since May 1959, because of COVID-19-related border and travel restrictions, Stats NZ said today. There were 5,600 arrivals in May 2020 compared with 4,700 in ... More >>

Courgette Shortage Sees Record-high Prices

Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:17 am | Statistics New Zealand

Courgette prices jumped 74 percent to an all-time high of $21.42 per kilo in June 2020, as imports from Queensland continued to be barred, Stats NZ said today. Overall vegetable prices were up 7.6 percent in June, also influenced by seasonally higher ... More >>

Measuring The New Zealand Labour Market During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 11:12 am | Statistics New Zealand

As New Zealand works to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, people have been interested in the impact on employment and the labour market. Measuring the New Zealand labour market during the COVID-19 pandemic summarises sources of data that indicate changes ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Sex And Gender Identity Review

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:43 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders are being asked for their views on how sex and gender should be thought about and measured to reflect our diverse society, Stats NZ said today. Public consultation for the review of the statistical standards for sex and gender identity will begin ... More >>

Employment Indicators: Paid Jobs Week Ended 31 May 2020

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:07 am | Statistics New Zealand

The weekly employment indicators use the timelier and more detailed payday filing that has been available from Inland Revenue since April 2019. Our experimental series includes three measures that trade-off between quality and timeliness. For the week ... More >>

By The Numbers: More Than 1.4 Billion Data Points To Support New Zealand’s Needs

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:48 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s team of around 5 million has helped produce an incredibly rich set of statistical outputs to support communities, organisations, and individuals across New Zealand, Stats NZ said today. The data, which came from the 2018 Census, has ... More >>