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Results - data and trends

The link below points to a file that contains the source data to this indicator's graph and any additional data. The file is in comma separated (csv) format and intended to be opened in spreadsheet software.

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The graph shows that the unemployment rate in the Waikato region is the same as the overall unemployment rate in New Zealand.

Unemployment chart


The next chart shows a breakdown for the eleven territorial authorities within the Waikato region. This data is sourced from the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings so the Waikato region and New Zealand unemployment rates (7.5 and 7.1 per cent respectively) are slightly different to HLFS measurements.

The number of unemployed is defined as people over the age of 15 who are actively seeking work and not already employed. As at 31 March 2013, there were 186,600 people employed either full-time or part-time in the Waikato region, a one per cent decrease from March 2006. There were 15,100 people unemployed and seeking work, 48 per cent more than in 2006.

South Waikato district had the highest unemployment rate of 11.7 per cent followed by Hamilton city at 9.5 per cent. Rotorua district had the lowest rate (3.2 per cent) but this is only a small, rural portion of the district. Rotorua city is not part of the Waikato region.

Census unemployment chart

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