The country's unemployment rate rose from 4.6 percent in the December 2008 quarter to 5.0 percent in the March 2009 quarter, the highest for six years. Traditionally, the only countries to have a lower unemployment rate than New Zealand were Switzerland and Korea.
Employment growth in Auckland city has been trending downwards over the past few years, falling from an average annual growth of 2.7 per cent in March 2006 to 1.2 per cent in March 2007 and -0.5 per cent in March 2008. Auckland's unemployment is currently 6.5 per cent.
You may get the Unemployment Benefit (or "dole") if you are not in full-time work.
You must be:
People who apply for the benefit may be asked to develop a Job Seeker Agreement with Work and Income where he/she agrees to look for work or prepare for work.
This depends on your current circumstances. Current benefit levels are between $115.94 and $249.10 a week depending on the applicant's age and living situation
Gross Weekly Rate (NZ$)
Single, 20 to 24
Single, 25 or over
The benefit payment can reduce due to any income the person or their partner earns.
Work and Income provides financial assistance and employment services throughout New Zealand and operates the service for unemployment benefit.
If you’re aged 16 to 64, you need to:
You have 20 working days from when you first contacted them (submitting your online application form counts as contacting them).
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