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12,690 people living in Masterton District in 2018 were employed, of which 74.2% worked full-time and 25.8% part-time.
Masterton District'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||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||13,395||100.0||100.0||11,685||100.0||100.0||+1,710|
|Labour force status|
|Labour force status||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||13,395||65.1||71.2||11,685||62.5||66.9||+1,710|
|Not in labour force||7,194||34.9||28.8||6,390||34.2||28.7||+804|
|Employment status unidentifiable||--||--||--||612||3.3||4.4||-612|
|Total population aged 15+||20,589||100.0||100.0||18,687||100.0||100.0||+1,902|
The size of Masterton District's labour force in 2018 was 13,395 persons, of which 3,270 were employed part-time and 9,420 were full time workers.
Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Masterton District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.7% of the labour force was employed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), and 5.3% unemployed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for Wellington Region.
Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Masterton District in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (65.1%) compared with Wellington Region (71.2%).
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Masterton District showed an increase of 1,854 persons and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 144 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,710 persons, or 14.6%.
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