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Latest Highlights                 2014

In 2014, the working age population (aged 15 years & over) was 310.4 thousand.
The labour force participation rate was 65.6 per cent.
Employment totaled 189.5 thousand.
The unemployment rate was 6.9 per cent.
More details ...     LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2014 PRELIMINARY REPORT       MEDIA RELEASE
                           LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2014 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   


Summary Data

​ ​ Population Census 2011​ ​ Labour Force Survey 2014 ​
Number (persons)
Distribution (%)​ ​Number (persons) Distribution (%)​
Working age population (15+)
  ​Male
  Female
293,937
151,759
142,178
100.0​
51.6
48.4
310,400
159,700
150,700
​100.0
51.4
48.6
Labour Force
  Male
  Female
​202,530
117,344
85,186
100.0​
57.9
42.1
203,600​
115,700
87,900
100.0​
56.8
43.2
Employment
  Male
  Female
183,715
108,536
75,179
​100.0
59.1
40.9
189,500​
108,500
81,000
100.0
57.3
42.7
Unemployment
  Male
  Female
18,815
8,808
10,007
100.0​
46.8
53.2
14,100
7,200
​6,900
​100.0
51.1
48.9
Outside Labour Force
  Male
  Female
91,407
34,415
56,992
100.0​
37.7
62.3
106,800​
44,000
62,800
100.0
41.2
58.8