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Household Labour Force Survey

Household Labour Force Survey

Yesterday Statistics New Zealand released the Household Labour Force Survey for the quarter to the end of June 2011. 

Overall the survey shows a slight decrease in unemployment to 6.5% of the workforce, down  from 6.6% in the previous quarter.  For Māori the survey shows the unemployment rate is 12.6% – down 1% from the December 2010 quarter  (1.6 times higher than the overall rate). 

 Māori Youth unemployment remains high at 24.8% despite a 2.6% decrease since December 2010, the overall youth unemployment rate is 17.4% .

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