Employment Indicators

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Abstract

Employment indicator series is a new monthly series. These indicators use a combination of data from two different Inland Revenue sources: the Employer Monthly Schedule (EMS) and payday filing. This data will be used to produce the filled jobs and gross earning indicator series, published four to five weeks after the end of the reference month.

The series builds on and refines previous experimental monthly series and makes use of the timelier and more detailed payday filing available from Inland Revenue in April 2019. The series has provisional status because data from payday filing is relatively new and more data needs to be analysed by Stats NZ.

Coverage of filled jobs and gross earnings by the new indicator series differs from that of current Stats NZ labour market statistics – measures produced from the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), Linked Employer Employee Data (LEED), and the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS).

Purpose

The Employment Indicators provide an early indication of changes in the labour market. There is four to five weeks between the end of the reference month and the publication date for the employment indicators.

Citation Information

Title

Employment Indicators

Creator

Stats NZ

Publisher

Stats NZ

Coverage Information

Temporal Coverage

  • 1999-04 to present

Frequency

2 Monthly

Main users of the data

EXTERNAL: provides information to Reserve Bank, The Treasury, Businesses, The Media, Economic Agencies (NZIER, Berl, Trading Banks), other government departments and industry associations.

INTERNAL: National Accounts Division, Labour Market Division

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