Quarterly labour market report

This quarterly report series combines our labour market monitoring programme with the latest developments in the labour market to provide a summary of New Zealand labour market trends.

About the report

As well as presenting an assessment of the overall state of the labour market, the Quarterly Labour Market Report:

  • provides a closer examination of how the workforce is faring at achieving productive, sustainable and inclusive outcomes
  • assesses business confidence, skill matching and the ease with which enterprises can find labour
  • examines some longer-term trends in the labour market
  • includes a Spotlight section with a different focus each quarter

We release this quarterly research report each November, February, May, and August, drawing on the latest data for those periods.

Latest report

August 2019 - Quarterly Labour Market Report [PDF, 966 KB]

Released September 2019. Republished October 2019.
The HLFS and QES labels were switched in Figure 1 in the original release.

Previous quarters

May 2019 - Quarterly Labour Market Report [PDF, 639 KB]
Released June 2019

March 2019 - Quarterly Labour Market Report [PDF, 863 KB]
Released April 2019

November 2018 - Quarterly Labour Market Report [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Released November 2018

August 2018 - Quarterly Labour Market Report [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Released August 2018