27 Sep 2011

Labour market takes step backwards

3:08 pm on 27 September 2011

New figures show the number of jobs being worked fell in July after rising for the previous two months.

Statistics New Zealand's national employment indicator shows filled jobs fell 0.3% from June to July.

But July's figure was up 1% compared with the same month a year ago.

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