Posts Tagged ‘ABS’

NZ employment update: First fall in three years

Yesterday the most recent quarterly update for employment in New Zealand was released (Statistics New Zealand publishes labour market data quarterly, whereas the Australian Bureau of Statistics publishes the equivalent data monthly). The result was the first backward step in the New Zealand labour market in three years.   Category   Sept 2015 (000s)  …

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Do we really need recruiters on 457 visas?

The Federal Government has just released the latest 457 visa report. It makes for interesting reading. The headline statistics are: The number of subclass 457 primary visas granted  , 51,940, in the 2013-14 year was 24.2 per cent lower than the previous year, 68 480. The number of primary visa holders in Australia   on 30 June 2014 was 108,870, 0.8…

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Australia confirmed as New Zealand’s poor jobs cousin

Earlier this year I wrote about New Zealand’s improved economic performance and how it was putting Australia in the shade.   The official data released since that blog only further highlights the strengthening of New Zealand’s position.   Consider the following comparative data:   Area   New Zealand   Australia*   June 2014 total employment…

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The hidden candidate gold mine: 400,000 part-timers almost available

At the end of last year, the ABS released its Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2012 to June 2013 (catalogue 6239.0). This survey revealed some fascinating information about the Australian workforce: Of those 9.4 million people, aged 18 years and over, who did not work full-time, approximately 2.6 million (or 28%) indicated that…

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Mining jobs boom definitely over: DEEWR

In May this year, Australian Jobs 2013 was released. It’s the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ most recent edition of their comprehensive annual Australian labour market update.   The most significant news story amongst the welter of statistics was that the mining jobs book is over, according to DEEWR.   In the five…

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Good news all round for New Zealand employment

  Statistics New Zealand only releases labour market information every quarter unlike in Australia where the ABS  releases labour market data every month. The most recent release for the March 2013 quarter highlighted some excellent news for the New Zealand economy.   Statistics New Zealand reported that, nationally, in the March 2013 quarter, compared with…

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