New Zealand Unemployment Rate

1986 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand Unemployment Rate increased to 5.30 % in Sep 2020, from the previously reported number of 4.00 % in Jun 2020. New Zealand Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1986 to Sep 2020, with an average rate of 5.70 %. The data reached an all-time high of 11.20 % in Sep 1991 and a record low of 3.40 % in Dec 2007. The data is reported by reported by Statistics New Zealand.

In the latest reports, New Zealand Population reached 5.04 million people in Dec 2019. Monthly Earnings of New Zealand stood at 3,410.17 USD in Sep 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 69.80 % in Sep 2020.

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New Zealand Unemployment Rate

What was New Zealand's Unemployment Rate in Sep 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
5.30 Sep 2020 4.00 Jun 2020 3.40 Dec 2007 11.20 Sep 1991 % quarterly Mar 1986 - Sep 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 4.15 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Dec 2020 monthly Oct 2004 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -9.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Jun 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 13,310.499 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 59,724.424 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 30.6 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 71,133.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 32.9 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Jun 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NZD bn) 143.939 2025 yearly 1985 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NZD bn) 251.128 2025 yearly 1985 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (NZD bn) 138.752 2025 yearly 1985 - 2025
General Government: ytd: Revenue (NZD mn) 29,650.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
General Government: ytd: Expenses (NZD mn) 32,755.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
General Government: ytd: Borrowings (NZD mn) 154,556.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2002 - Sep 2020
General Government: ytd: Borrowings: Gross Sovereign Issued Debt Excluding Reser... (NZD mn) 93,950.000 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2020

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