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275,796 people living in the Wellington Region in 2018 were employed, of which 78.7% worked full-time and 21.3% part-time.
the Wellington Region's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation indicate the strength of the local economy and social characteristics of the population. Employment status is linked to a number of factors including Age Structure, which influences the number of people in the workforce; the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area and; the education and skill base of the population (Occupations, Industries, Qualifications).
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|Employment status||Number||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||294,090||100.0||100.0||253,917||100.0||100.0||+40,173|
|Labour force status|
|Labour force status||Number||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||294,090||71.2||68.6||253,917||66.9||63.2||+40,173|
|Not in labour force||118,818||28.8||31.4||108,855||28.7||31.6||+9,963|
|Employment status unidentifiable||--||--||--||16,539||4.4||5.2||-16,539|
|Total population aged 15+||412,908||100.0||100.0||379,311||100.0||100.0||+33,597|
The size of the Wellington Region's labour force in 2018 was 294,090 persons, of which 58,725 were employed part-time and 217,071 were full time workers.
Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Wellington Region in 2018 compared to North Island shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.8% of the labour force was employed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), and 6.2% unemployed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for North Island.
Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in the Wellington Region in 2018 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (71.2%) compared with North Island (68.6%).
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in the Wellington Region showed an increase of 40,191 persons and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 18 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 40,173 persons, or 15.8%.
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