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2013 – Ongoing jobless tally


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Continued from: 2013 – More redundancies…

So by the numbers, for this year,













See also

Reported Job Losses

(Nice to see Interest.Co.Nz following my lead in recording job losses around the country!)

Current unemployment statistics

June 2013 Quarter

June 2013 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000) (Percent)
Employed 2,242 +0.4 +0.7
Unemployed 153 +3.7 -5.1
Not in the labour force 1,127 0.0 +2.2
Working-age population 3,523 +0.4 +0.9
(Percent) (Percentage points)
Employment rate 63.6 -0.1 -0.2
Unemployment rate 6.4 +0.2 -0.4
Labour force participation rate 68.0 +0.1 -0.4

All figures are seasonally adjusted.  Source: Statistics New Zealand

September 2013 Quarter

September 2013 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000) (Percent)
Employed 2,272 +1.2 +2.4
Unemployed 150 -2.6 -13.1
Not in the labour force 1,109 -1.5 +0.5
Working-age population 3,531 +0.2 +1.1
(Percent) (Percentage points)
Employment rate 64.4 +0.7 +0.9
Unemployment rate 6.2 -0.2 -1.0
Labour force participation rate 68.6 +0.5 +0.2

All figures are seasonally adjusted.  Source: Statistics New Zealand




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  1. BrucetheMoose
    15 February 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Just as well 50 odd thousand people went to OZ in the last 12 months as we would have to find jobs for most of them as well.

    • 3 August 2013 at 5:51 pm

      And when some of those people who can’t get jobs over there return to NZ there will still be nothing for them. Unless J.K picks up his act and actually invests in retaining jobs for NZers – this nation is being run to the ground.

  2. Gail
    15 February 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Well done Frank (as usual 🙂 Our present Govt and their incompetent, selfish leader who flirts with the likes of Julia and HRH and manages to make a total ass of himself in his infantile ways (some call this charisma pfft, everytime when representing New Zealanders he’s an utter, incompetent PM, he’s just an utter embarrassment who doesn’t give a hoot about ordinary New Zealanders whilst he feathers his own bed very nicely, absolutely disgusting. I can only think that his supporters believe in fairy tales, Pinnochio and enjoy a good laugh. PM this laugh is at our expense, our jobs, our livelihood and you don’t give a hoot, your investments will be off-shore and you’re selling NZ out from under us!! Our current PM is the most heartless, incompentent, ridiculous PM if ever there was, if you had any gumption PM you would have left your meeting with Julia securing NZ’rs welfare in Australia, pfft no wonder Australia welcome us Kiwis because they don’t take any responsibility for us or help in any way, whether it be financial hardship, injuiry or any misfortune that can happen to any one of us at any time or place, it’s just disgusting,NO our present PM doesn’t give a stuff about NZ’rs who have been FORCED to RISK going to Australia to keep a roof over their heads and feed their families, it’s abhorrent. Did JK remind Julia that we rescued the ‘Tampa’ boat people (which I’m very proud of) or did JK just giggle, flirt and enjoy his VERY expensive dinner (all at our expense) Oh please oust him NOW

  3. Priss
    17 February 2013 at 2:12 am

    There will be more to come I’m sure. Why oh why do people vote for these fools?

    • D Weisz
      30 March 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Its not necessarily that people wanted a Tory government …. it’s 880,000 people didn’t vote. That’s what we have to change and not leave it to any political party to do as they’re all just focussed on there own voters and not the masses.

  4. Mooloo Magic
    22 February 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Gail well said you encapsulated my view of this callous PM and his band of dishonest cohorts .

  5. 23 February 2013 at 1:56 pm


  6. 23 February 2013 at 1:57 pm

    There will be more tan 50 school redundancies because thewre is all the support staff anf the likes and part time teachers whatever. So probably upwards of 200 by the time they are thru.

  7. 23 February 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Sorry about typo’s folks.

  8. Denny Weisz
    25 February 2013 at 7:56 am

    With a bit of luck … and the opposition getting their shit together and getting the voters to turn out. We should have a new government in 2014 or sooner? Then lets see where PinoKeyo lives then?

  9. 27 February 2013 at 6:26 am

    It’s all going according to plan. Unemployment remains high, wages remain low, and the labour market remains firmly tilted in favour of employers who have no natural inclination to pay anyone a living wage other than themselves. Meanwhile, John ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Key and his band of rapacious brigands get increasingly wealthy off our misery. I distinctly remember telling anyone who’d listen during the 2008 election campaign, “Don’t vote for these pricks. They’ll sell the country out from underneath us, grinning all the while.” Did they listen? Hell no. Fools.

  10. Denny Weisz
    3 March 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Another dirty trick regarding the Benefit numbers …… if you have one hours work or more you are no longer unemployed even though you will be still entitled to claim the Non Beneficiary Assistance. That’s why Pullahs claiming that unemployment numbers are down to 329,0000.

  11. Strawberry Paddocks
    8 March 2013 at 5:59 pm

    How much more evidence do New Zealanders need? We have a useless government running the country.

  12. Rachel
    2 July 2013 at 9:43 am

    Also, this: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1306/S00327/nz-post-cuts-500-mail-processing-jobs.htm
    They are making 250 jobs in Auckland after making these cuts though apparently, though the people being axed in the other cities will be pretty worse for wear in this job market

  13. John Smith
    7 July 2013 at 12:34 am

    Fletcher Building are planning redundancies next week on the 10th July. This covers staff across both New Zealand and Australia. This will be the first round of many this financial year.

    • D Weisz
      23 July 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Gee that $9bn of uncontested funding hasn’t gone very far??

  14. 26 November 2013 at 12:31 pm

    thanks Frank

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