Employee retention by sector
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In this dashboard we find that the Electrical industry has the highest job retention curve. Out of all industries we studied, only the Dairy Farming industry had significant drops in retention on the mark of every year.
Sector is defined through the ANZSIC 2006 codes linked through the business registry of employers
The retention curve is calculated by taking all new employees (first start earning income in a month) to employers within an sector in the IRD tax years of 2005 to 2009. Of these new employees we track how many months they were earning income from that employer. The results are summarised as a percentage of new employees still earning income from the same employer each month after starting. Only employers who had at least three employees concurrently at one point in time during our search period are included in our analysis.
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