Joint MSD/MBIE Quarterly Regional Labour Market Reports - At a glance
Published: 13 August 2012
Description: The Joint MSD/MBIE Quarterly Regional Labour Market Reports provide regularly updated labour market information at a regional council level. Published following the release of the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS), these reports provide timely and accurate labour market information at a regional level.
Full reports: The 12 Joint MSD/MBIE Quarterly Regional Labour Market Reports can be viewed in PDF format below:
- Northland PDF 318 KB
- Auckland PDF 324 KB
- Waikato PDF 331 KB
- Bay of Plenty PDF 326 KB
- Gisborne/ Hawke's Bay PDF 323 KB
- Taranaki PDF 316 KB
- Manawatu-Wanganui PDF 325 KB
- Wellington PDF 324 KB
- Tasman/ Nelson/ Marlborough/ West Coast PDF 328 KB
- Canterbury PDF 330 KB
- Otago PDF 322 KB
- Southland PDF 320 KB
The regional reports convey key labour market information on twelve regions of New Zealand. They include annual trends in labour force participation rates, employment rates and unemployment rates from Statistics New Zealand’s Household Labour Force Survey and benefit figures from the Ministry of Social Development’s beneficiary records.
Key messages to emerge from the June 2012 quarter HLFS release are:
- The labour force participation rate rose in eight of the 12 regional council areas between the year ended June 2011 and June 2012. The rate grew the most in the Taranaki region (up by 1.8 percentage points). Drops in the participation rate were most significant in the Bay of Plenty region (down by 1.6 percentage points).
- Six out of 12 regional council areas experienced employment growth between the year to June 2011 and June 2012. The strongest growth was in Auckland, which saw employment grow by 6.4% from the previous year. Among all the 12 regions, Canterbury experienced the strongest fall in employment (down by 5.9%) between the year to June 2011 and June 2012.
- The unemployment rate for the year ending June 2012 increased for eight out of the 12 regional council areas. Wellington saw the largest unemployment rates rise (up by 0.7 percentage points). Taranaki region saw the largest unemployment rates drop (down by 0.7 percentage points).