Reasons for leaving last job for people who are currently unemployed in New Zealand
By sex, excluding people who did not specify reasons, 2020 Q4, thousands of people
Labour force: members of the working-age population, who during the survey reference week, were classified as 'employed' or 'unemployed’.
Working-age population: the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This is the target population for this survey.
Not in the labour force: any person in the working-age population who is neither employed nor unemployed. For example, this residual category includes people who:
- are retired
- have personal or family responsibilities such as unpaid housework and childcare
- attend educational institutions
- are permanently unable to work due to physical or mental disabilities,
- were temporarily unavailable for work in the survey reference week
- are not actively seeking work.
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.
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.
Data provided by
Household Labour Force Survey: Labour Force Status by Sex by Reason for Leaving Last Job (Quarterly) December 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Labour Force Status by Sex by Reason for Leaving Last Job (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. To create this dataset, every variable was selected.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Labour Force Status by Sex by Reason for Leaving Last Job (Quarterly) December 2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 5-144
- Columns: 2-132
- Provided: 9,240 data points
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.