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, several seasonally adjusted series were specially treated to maintain a consistent estimate of the seasonal pattern.
At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Unemployed by Sex by Method of Seeking Employment (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Unemployed by Sex by Method of Seeking Employment (Quarterly) December 2023, this data was extracted:
Provided: 3,192 data points
Dataset originally released on:
February 07, 2024
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.