Duration of unemployment for people who are currently unemployed in New Zealand
Excluding people who did not specify duration, 2020 Q4, thousands of people
Unemployed: all people in the working-age population who, during the reference week, were without a paid job, available for work, and had either actively sought work in the past four weeks ending with the reference week, or had a new job to start within the next four weeks.
Working-age population: the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This is the target population of the survey.
Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 in the June and September 2020 quarters, several seasonally adjusted series were specially treated to maintain a consistent estimate of the seasonal pattern.
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Changes to data collection/processing
This release incorporates revisions to historical household labour force survey data to account for the latest national population estimates. As such, figures published in this update may differ from those previously published.
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Household Labour Force Survey: Unemployed by Sex by Duration of Unemployment (Quarterly) December 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Unemployed by Sex by Duration of Unemployment (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Unemployed by Sex by Duration of Unemployment (Quarterly) December 2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-143
- Columns: 2-60
- Provided: 4,200 data points
This data forms the table Labour Force - Duration of unemployment for unemployed people by sex 1986 Q1–2020 Q4.
Dataset originally released on:
February 03, 2021
Purpose of collection
The primary purpose of the survey is to estimate the number of people employed, unemployed, and not in the labour force (NILF), and from them, the unemployment rate for the New Zealand labour market. The Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) is designed to produce statistics at the family level, and use of the survey for a purpose for which it was not designed is inevitably subject to some limitations.