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Latest Highlights                 2019

In 2019, the working age population (aged 15 years & over) was 369.8 thousand.

The labour force participation rate was 64.3 per cent.

Employment totaled 221.7 thousand.

The unemployment rate was 6.8 per cent.

More details ...   REPORT OF SUMMARY FINDINGS LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2019       MEDIA RELEASE
                          
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Summary Data

​ ​ Labour Force Survey 2018 Labour Force Survey 2019
Number (persons)
Distribution
(%)​
​Number
(persons)
Distribution
(%)​
Working age population (15+)
  ​Male
  Female
337,900
177,000
160,900

100.0
52.4
47.6

369,800
199,200
170,700

100.0
53.9
46.1
Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
221,000
128,800
     92,200

100.0
58.3
41.7

237,900
144,400
93,600
100.0
60.7
39.3
Employment (15+)
  Male
  Female
201,700
118,800
82,900


100.0
58.9
41.1

221,700
135,800
85,900
100.0
61.3
38.7
Unemployment (15+)
  Male
  Female
19,200
9,900
9,300

100.0
51.6
48.4

16,200
8,500
7,700

100.0
52.5
47.5
Unemployment (18-59)
  Male
  Female
18,600
9,500
9,100


100.0
51.1
48.9​
15,700
8,300
7,400​
100.0
52.9
47.1​
Outside Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
117,000
48,300
68,700

100.0
41.3
58.7

131,900
54,800
77,100
100.0
41.5
58.5

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


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