Local Job Flows in New Zealand

  • David C Mare Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
  • Jason Timmins Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

Abstract

Small changes in the level of employment are generally the result of a large number of jobs being created and a roughly balancing number of jobs being destroyed In this paper we examine patterns of job creation and destruction for local labour markets in New Zealand between 1987 and 2003. The growth or decline of employment in local labour markets is far from homogeneous. The paper focuses on whether local labour markets experience greater employment growth following periods of high rates of simultaneous job creation and destruction (job churn). However, we find little evidence to support this hypothesis. The estimated effect of the level of job churn on future employment growth, within labour markets, was found to be statisticallyand economically insignificant.

Author Biographies

David C Mare, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Jason Timmins, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
How to Cite
MARE, David C; TIMMINS, Jason. Local Job Flows in New Zealand. Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand, [S.l.], dec. 2004. ISSN 2463-2600. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/LEW/article/view/1264>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/lew.v0i0.1264.