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6,150 people living in Ruapehu District in 2018 were employed, of which 76.7% worked full-time and 23.3% part-time.
Ruapehu 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||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||6,633||100.0||100.0||6,006||100.0||100.0||+627|
|Labour force status|
|Labour force status||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||6,633||69.1||65.3||6,006||66.2||61.6||+627|
|Not in labour force||2,961||30.9||34.7||2,781||30.6||34.1||+180|
|Employment status unidentifiable||--||--||--||291||3.2||4.3||-291|
|Total population aged 15+||9,594||100.0||100.0||9,078||100.0||100.0||+516|
The size of Ruapehu District's labour force in 2018 was 6,633 persons, of which 1,431 were employed part-time and 4,719 were full time workers.
Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Ruapehu District in 2018 compared to Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.7% of the labour force was employed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), and 7.3% unemployed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.1% and 6.9% respectively for Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Ruapehu District in 2018 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (69.1%) compared with Manawatu-Wanganui Region (65.3%).
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Ruapehu District showed an increase of 630 persons and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 3 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 627 persons, or 10.4%.
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