Regional Labour Market Overview
Regional Labour Market Overview 2007 [PDF 16 pages, 94KB] (published Feb 2007)
The annual Regional Labour Market Overview report provides an overview of labour market trends and characteristics in Regional Council areas in a single report.
The Regional Overview report considers five key aspects of regional labour market performance: population, labour force participation, employment, unemployment and advertised job vacancies.
Key messages of the Regional Overview Report are:
- In recent years, strength in the national labour market improved labour market performance across all regions.
- Every region currently has an unemployment rate at or below 5%.
- Regions such as Northland and Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay, which have tended in the past to have comparatively weaker labour markets, have experienced significant improvements in terms of employment, unemployment and labour force participation.
- Stronger regional labour market performance has been accompanied by a reduction in the disparities between regions’ labour market performance.