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3,627 people living in Wairoa District in 2018 were employed, of which 73.9% worked full-time and 26.1% part-time.
Wairoa 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||%||Hawke's Bay Region %||Number||%||Hawke's Bay Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||4,086||100.0||100.0||3,600||100.0||100.0||+486|
|Labour force status|
|Labour force status||Number||%||Hawke's Bay Region %||Number||%||Hawke's Bay Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total labour force||4,086||63.9||67.2||3,600||60.6||62.4||+486|
|Not in labour force||2,313||36.1||32.8||2,097||35.3||32.8||+216|
|Employment status unidentifiable||--||--||--||246||4.1||4.8||-246|
|Total population aged 15+||6,399||100.0||100.0||5,943||100.0||100.0||+456|
The size of Wairoa District's labour force in 2018 was 4,086 persons, of which 945 were employed part-time and 2,682 were full time workers.
Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.8% of the labour force was employed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), and 11.2% unemployed (0.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.7% and 5.3% respectively for Hawke's Bay Region.
Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in Wairoa District in 2018 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (63.9%) compared with Hawke's Bay Region (67.2%).
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people employed in Wairoa District showed an increase of 447 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 39 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 486 persons, or 13.5%.
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