Unemployment

18 May 16, 2:18pm
Simon Bennett of blue-collar recruiter AWF says NZ almost entirely lacks consistent and efficient pathways for school-leavers, the unemployed and the low-skilled to train on-the-job and gain the necessary basic skills to be able to adapt to survive
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8 May 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey asks why over a third of a million unemployed and underemployed New Zealanders can't find jobs at the same time that employers want migration rules to be relaxed so they can import more workers
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15 Apr 16, 9:54am
Zhang Jun says China’s leaders are confronted with a difficult choice: higher near-term unemployment or slower long-term growth
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8 Apr 16, 10:27am
Motu research analysts on why Middle America should be angry, saving the EU, middle class housing projects, the TPPA, the animated Panama Papers & more
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29 Mar 16, 9:28am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy thinks that a universal basic income could appeal to conservatives and liberals alike
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5 Feb 16, 11:20am
David Chaston on market movements and their drivers, assets & debt, unemployment & wages, solar wars, falling interest rates & inequality, negative interest rates & banks, Dilbert & more
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3 Feb 16, 11:04am
Statistics NZ reports unemployment rate of 5.3% in December, down from 6%; But participation rate lower; Annual wage inflation only 1.5%
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22 Dec 15, 11:35am
David Hargreaves thinks the Government will need to make a fast start to 2016 in the face of an uncommonly large number of economic variables
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14 Dec 15, 12:28pm
Economists see inflation within RBNZ's 1% to 3% target band next year
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7 Nov 15, 8:20am
Strong October growth in US jobs may trigger the Fed to hike its policy rate in December
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4 Nov 15, 10:53am
Statistics NZ reports jobs fell 0.4% in Sept qtr and unemployment rate rose to 6.0% from 5.9% as participation rate also fell; jobs growth weaker than expected
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1 Nov 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues the Reserve Bank should have given the unemployed and exporters the benefit of the doubt on inflation by cutting for a fourth time on October 29
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27 Sep 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey calls for a Productivity Commission Inquiry into whether record high migration actually improves per-capita GDP in the long run. The latest data suggests it's not working for the economy or the Government
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21 Sep 15, 10:00am
Fonterra has increased the number of job losses in its review to 750 from the previously announced 523
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9 Sep 15, 12:04pm
As the arguments continue over 'how much is enough?' Auckland's residential construction market IS now seriously ramping up
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7 Sep 15, 4:29pm
The flurry of Auckland house sales ahead of rule changes in October and November could point to a more subdued spring/summer market than usual in our largest city
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3 Sep 15, 3:15pm
What the Reserve Bank people say in their latest interest rate review is seen as more important than what they actually do with the rates
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3 Sep 15, 8:55am
David Hargreaves says the Reserve Bank should be holding scheduled reviews of interest rates more frequently - not less
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1 Sep 15, 7:37am
BNZ economists say the risk of NZ falling into recession is increasing by the day
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21 Aug 15, 10:04am
Matt Nolan on 10 ways we can look at the New Zealand job and labour markets
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