Labour Market and Skills Research
Welcome to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s labour market and skills research pages. Here you will find information on labour market analysis, forecasting, jobs and skills, Māori labour market participation, and supplementary research including in-depth reports. You can find out more about the work in each area below.
Below are quick links to our most popular information:
A role of the Ministry is to analyse statistics and trends in the New Zealand labour market. Here you will find:
- the Quarterly Labour Market Report and Labour Market Scorecard, which summarise the state of the labour market
- brief factsheets on employment and unemployment
- regional labour market information.
Our jobs and skills page is where you’ll find Jobs Online, the monthly monitor of changes in job vacancies. This measures jobs advertised on the Seek and Trade Me Jobs websites, and represents a significant portion of New Zealand’s online job market. You’ll also find information about supply and demand for skills, both across the board and at the industry-sector level.
We can help those interested in Māori development to better understand labour market trends among Māori.
Check out our Tū Mai Iwi tool to get a customised profile of labour market indicators for particular iwi—and then compare with other iwi, Māori, and the general population.
In this section you’ll find links to specific research programmes and earlier research reports.