26 Oct 2011

Labour market improved in August

5:59 am on 26 October 2011

The labour market showed signs of improving in August.

The Statistics New Zealand national employment indicator uses tax data to measure changes in total filled jobs at the national level.

It shows the number of seasonally adjusted filled jobs increased 2.1% in August compared with the same month a year earlier.

It is the 16th consecutive increase and the largest since April 2008.