New Zealand records increase in weekly earnings
There were also more full-time workers and fewer part-time workers, with the latter stemming from a decrease of women workers in part-time jobs.
New Zealand has registered a rise of 8.8% in median weekly earnings from wages and salaries to NZ$1,189 (US$746) in the year to June 2022 quarter, recording its largest annual increase since the series began in 1998, according to Stats NZ.
“The large increase in median weekly earnings for women this year coincided with more women working full-time and fewer in part-time employment,” said Malak Shafik, Labour Market Manager of Stats NZ.
In the same period, women’s median weekly earnings rose by 9.9% to NZ$1,055 (US$662), marking the highest annual percentage rise on record. Meanwhile, men’s median weekly earnings rose by 5.9% year on year to NZ$1,320 (US$828).
There were also more full-time workers and fewer part-time workers, with the latter stemming from a decrease of women workers in part-time jobs. Women typically contribute a larger proportion to the part-time workforce.
On the other hand, the rise in full-time workers came from both women and men, up 58,900 and 43,300 respectively. In total, there were, 816,800 women and 1,031,700 men working full-time, official data showed.