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unemployment as at March 2021 – Media release

8 July 2021

In the March 2021 quarter, there were 15,800
people in long-term unemployment, Stats NZ said today.

In the March 2021 quarter, the unemployment
rate, as measured by the Household Labour Force Survey, was 4.9 percent
(not seasonally adjusted), up from 4.5 percent for the same period last
year. The number of unemployed people increased to 142,000 (up 13,300).

Within this group, 11.2 percent of all unemployed
people were in long-term unemployment. Long-term unemployment refers to
unemployed people who say they have been looking for a job for more than
a year.

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