Unemployment and labour force participation: The 1981 census ( New Zealand).

J. Poot, P. Brosnan

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Provisional results of the 1981 New Zealand census have been used to examine unemployment and labour force participation. The main findings are: the growth of the work force has been slowing down; there has been a decline in male and an increase in female participation rates; Maoris have lower participation rates and higher unemployment rates than non-Maoris; the proportion of unemployed registered as such has increased; the number of potential workers discouraged form entering the labour force has grown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-34
Number of pages11
JournalNew Zealand Population Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982


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