Economic Buzz: New Zealand Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.3% In Q4

New Zealand jobless rate was a seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday, up from 3.9 percent in the three months prior. Employment was up 0.1 percent on quarter and 2.3 percent on year. Employment was up 1.1 percent on quarter and 2.8 percent on year in the third quarter. The participation rate came in at 70.9 percent.