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Reports and articles
Introducing seasonally adjusted weekly earnings data into the QES (published 2014)
On 6 November 2013 we introduced seasonally adjusted weekly earnings data into the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES). These series were released with the September 2013 quarter QES release.
New labour market data now available (published 2014)
This article outlines the three new labour market series now available. Two of the series expand our publication of regional labour market data and the third provides better insights into the composition of New Zealand's industries.
Labour market statistics in post-earthquake Canterbury (published 2014)
This article presents data from the 2013 Census which shows labour market statistics are unaffected by an increase in non-private dwellings in post-earthquake Canterbury.
Flexibility and security in employment: Findings from the 2012 Survey of Working Life (published 2014)
Presents findings on non-standard employment, job security, and job flexibility in New Zealand’s labour market.
How men and women have fared in the labour market since the 2008 recession (published 2014)
Paper describing the effects of the 2008 recession on the labour market outcomes of men and women.
Building a story of Canterbury employment (published 2013)
Offers advice to technical users of labour market data on how to interpret recent trends in our published Canterbury data.
Employed migrants in New Zealand report high-quality working life (published 2013)
Discusses the work conditions of different migrant-status groups using data from the Survey of Working Life.
Workers aged 55+ keen to stay working full-time (published 2013)
Discusses characteristics of workers aged 55+ using data from the Survey of Working Life.
Young and 65+ workers and temporary employment (published 2013)
Discusses preferences for permanent and temporary work in young and 65+ workers.
Introducing ethnic labour force statistics by age (published 2013)
Article introducing new labour market time-series data, which is broken down by ethnicity and 10-year age groups. This data helps users better understand ethnic differences in the Household Labour Force Survey.
Youth labour market dynamics in New Zealand (published 2013)
Discusses youth movements within the labour market. It details how youth are likely to move between jobs, unemployment, and study more frequently than other age groups.
New quality measures for the Household Labour Force Survey (published 2013)
Explains quality measures added to Household Labour Force Survey information releases from the June 2013 quarter. These measures are achieved sample size, achieved sample rate, sample characteristics, undercoverage rate, and proxy rates.
Skill levels of New Zealand jobs (published 2013)
Presents information on the skill levels of jobs done by New Zealanders.
Dynamics of the New Zealand labour market (published 2013)
Discusses measures of labour market dynamics.
Introducing new measures of underemployment (published 2013)
Introduction to a new underemployment measure, to be added to the suite of labour market statistics available from the Household Labour Force Survey: March 2013 quarter onwards.
Ongoing impact of Canterbury earthquakes on the Household Labour Force Survey (published 2012)
Discussion of the longer-term impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on the collection and results of the Household Labour Force Survey.
Explaining labour market statistics (published 2012)
Explanation of the suite of official labour market statistics produced by Statistics NZ.
Auckland labour market (published 2012)
Infographic and technical paper providing details on Auckland's labour market, including workers' occupations, earnings, and hours of work, as well as their education and ethnicity.
Privacy impact assessment for the feasibility study for linking HLFS data with LEED data (published 2011)
This privacy impact assessment (PIA) identifies privacy risks associated with linking data from the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data with data from Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and outlines the processes for managing these risks.
Youth not in employment, education, or training: September 2011 quarter (published 2011)
Article providing a brief overview of New Zealand youth (aged 15–24 years) who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET).
Introducing the youth not in employment, education, or training indicator (published 2011)
Paper discussing the youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET) indicator, its introduction as an official measure by Statistics New Zealand, how it is defined and calculated, and why it is useful.
Imputation study for Household Labour Force Survey March 2011 quarter (published 2011)
Article about the investigation of using an imputation methodology in the Household Labour Force Survey to account for Canterbury earthquake-related non-response.
Introducing the employment rate (published 2011)
Article about the employment rate, which has been added to the suite of labour market statistics available from the Household Labour Force Survey.
Labour force categories used in the Household Labour Force Survey (published 2011)
Document outlining the labour force categories used in the Household Labour Force Survey.
Canterbury labour market: A snapshot after the 22 February 2011 earthquake (published 2011)
Article based on information from the Household Labour Force Survey and the Quarterly Employment Survey.
Comparing employment using matched datasets
This page summarises the results of matching two sets of employment data (from the Household Labour Force Survey and the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset).
Impact of the 22 February 2011 earthquake on the Household Labour Force Survey (published 2011)
Article explaining how the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake affected the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS).
Annual measures of job creation and destruction in New Zealand (published 2010)
Report examining how LEED annual job and creation statistics can be applied to complement the existing quarterly measures.
Linked Employer-Employee Data reports (published 2003–10)
This page includes reports about the development and feasibility phases of data integration projects that use Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED), research involving the analysis of data from LEED, and annual outputs from LEED.
A guide to unemployment statistics (published 2010)
Report providing an overview of the different unemployment indicators in New Zealand. Note: This guide has been replaced with the second edition (published 2014). Follow this link to find it.
Young people 1986–2006: Study, work, and income (published 2010)
Report examining the nature and timing of young peoples' study and work participation between 1986 and 2006.