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Latest Highlights                 2020

In 2020, the working age population (aged 15 years & over) was 359.2 thousand.

The labour force participation rate was 65.2 per cent.

Employment totaled 216.9 thousand.

The unemployment rate was 7.4 per cent.


More details ...   REPORT OF SUMMARY FINDINGS LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2020       MEDIA RELEASE
                           
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Summary Data

​ ​ Labour Force Survey 2019 Labour Force Survey 2020
Number (persons)
Distribution
(%)​
​Number
(persons)
Distribution
(%)​
Working age population (15+)
  ​Male
  Female
369,800
199,200
170,700

100.0
53.9
46.1

359,200

192,200

167,000

100.0

53.5

46.5
Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
237,900
144,400
93,600

100.0
60.7
39.3

234,200

142,100

92,100

100.0

60.7

39.3
Employment (15+)
  Male
  Female
221,700
135,800
85,900


100.0
61.3
38.7

216,900

133,000

83,900

100.0

61.3

38.7
Unemployment (15+)
  Male
  Female
16,200
8,500
7,700

100.0
52.5
47.5

17,400

9,100

​8,200


100.0

52.7

47.3


Unemployment (18-59)
  Male
  Female
15,700
8,300
7,400


100.0
52.9
47.1

16,800

8,800

8,000

100.0

52.3

47.7

Outside Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
131,900
54,800
77,100

100.0
41.5
58.5

124,900

50,000

74,900

100.0

40.1

59.9

 
Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding.


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