New Zealand jobs growth continues to be strong

Immigration to New Zealand is growing at record levels and it would seem that many of the newcomers are finding success in obtaining employment.

Figures released in August 2016 by Statistics New Zealand show the number of filled jobs has grown strongly.

The Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) shows an increase of 3.1 per cent in the year to June.

“It’s great to see more people moving to areas where skills are required. There were an additional 10,000 construction jobs which was up 6.8 per cent. Construction is now at an all-time high and that trend is set to continue,” Mr Joyce says.

Other areas that experienced increases were accommodation and food services which had an additional 14,000 jobs (11 per cent), health care and social assistance workers which had 9,100 jobs added (4.1 per cent) and professional, scientific, technical, administrative and support services up 9,100 jobs (3.6 per cent).