Porirua City Quarterly economic monitor - December 2019

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Highlights for Porirua City

  • The annual average unemployment rate in Porirua City was 4.3% in December 2019, down from 5.7% a year earlier.
  • The unemployment rate in Porirua City was higher than in New Zealand, where the unemployment rate averaged 4.1% over the year to December 2019.
  • Over the last ten years the unemployment rate reached a peak of 8.2% in June 2013;

National overview

Unemployment remains low at an annual average rate of 4.1% for the December 2019 quarter. Labour market tightness persists with rising full-time employment and a slight easing in labour market participation ensuring that employers need to work hard to attract and retain staff.