Stats NZ

3rd Feb 21, 3:24pm
The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
The shock drop in the unemployment rate has ended all talk of further official interest rate falls and is now prompting increased speculation of rates beginning to rise in 2022
3rd Feb 21, 3:24pm
3rd Feb 21, 11:02am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped to 4.9% in the December quarter from 5.3%; economists had universally expected unemployment to rise
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped to 4.9% in the December quarter from 5.3%; economists had universally expected unemployment to rise
3rd Feb 21, 11:02am
2nd Feb 21, 9:51am
Economists are picking a December quarter 2020 unemployment rate of around 5.6%, higher than the 5.3% rate in September; unemployment likely to peak later this year
Economists are picking a December quarter 2020 unemployment rate of around 5.6%, higher than the 5.3% rate in September; unemployment likely to peak later this year
2nd Feb 21, 9:51am
26th Jan 21, 4:29pm
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics have doubled down on forecasts of rising interest rates from next year and now see quantitative easing ending by the middle of this year
26th Jan 21, 4:29pm
19th Jan 21, 3:48pm
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations
Global independent economic researchers Capital Economics see the Reserve Bank as needing to lift interest rates from next year as economic conditions improve beyond expectations
19th Jan 21, 3:48pm
18th Jan 21, 2:40pm
Economists see the longer term outlook for inflation as more stable, therefore reducing pressure on the Reserve Bank to keep lowering interest rates
Economists see the longer term outlook for inflation as more stable, therefore reducing pressure on the Reserve Bank to keep lowering interest rates
18th Jan 21, 2:40pm
11th Jan 21, 2:20pm
Otago, Canterbury, and Auckland posted large falls in employment in November, with female and youth job losses becoming more pronounced
Otago, Canterbury, and Auckland posted large falls in employment in November, with female and youth job losses becoming more pronounced
11th Jan 21, 2:20pm
7th Dec 20, 2:19pm
ASB economists say NZ can now 'probably overbuild' for the next couple of years, though there is 'some risk' in doing this
ASB economists say NZ can now 'probably overbuild' for the next couple of years, though there is 'some risk' in doing this
7th Dec 20, 2:19pm
4th Nov 20, 10:57am
Statistics New Zealand says the 37,000 rise in the number of unemployed to 151,000 is the largest quarterly rise on record; highest number out of work in eight years
Statistics New Zealand says the 37,000 rise in the number of unemployed to 151,000 is the largest quarterly rise on record; highest number out of work in eight years
4th Nov 20, 10:57am
2nd Nov 20, 10:16am
Economists think the unemployment rate will show a discernible lift for the September quarter, but the figures are not likely to be as bad as was being forecast earlier in the year
Economists think the unemployment rate will show a discernible lift for the September quarter, but the figures are not likely to be as bad as was being forecast earlier in the year
2nd Nov 20, 10:16am
19th Oct 20, 11:12am
Economists see short term volatility in inflation before the impact of Covid holds prices down
Economists see short term volatility in inflation before the impact of Covid holds prices down
19th Oct 20, 11:12am
6th Aug 20, 11:40am
David Hargreaves says the next Government needs to give a much bigger priority to ensuring we have the best statistical information possible
David Hargreaves says the next Government needs to give a much bigger priority to ensuring we have the best statistical information possible
6th Aug 20, 11:40am
5th Aug 20, 11:13am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment rate actually FELL to 4%, but the 'underutilisation' rate had a record climb, up to 12%, employment fell by 11,000 jobs and 37,000 people left the workforce
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment rate actually FELL to 4%, but the 'underutilisation' rate had a record climb, up to 12%, employment fell by 11,000 jobs and 37,000 people left the workforce
5th Aug 20, 11:13am
3rd Aug 20, 12:10pm
Economists on average are picking unemployment to surge up from 4.2% to 5.7% for the June quarter - but they stress that the impact of the lockdown is going to make it difficult to get a clear picture
Economists on average are picking unemployment to surge up from 4.2% to 5.7% for the June quarter - but they stress that the impact of the lockdown is going to make it difficult to get a clear picture
3rd Aug 20, 12:10pm
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16th Jul 20, 11:00am
Economists see the Reserve Bank having to do much more in future with its quantitative easing programme after inflation dropped 0.5% in the June quarter
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Economists see the Reserve Bank having to do much more in future with its quantitative easing programme after inflation dropped 0.5% in the June quarter
16th Jul 20, 11:00am
14th Jul 20, 11:09am
Plunging fuel prices have contributed to inflation falling off a cliff and reverting from an eight year annual high to possibly a near-22-year quarterly low
Plunging fuel prices have contributed to inflation falling off a cliff and reverting from an eight year annual high to possibly a near-22-year quarterly low
14th Jul 20, 11:09am
6th May 20, 11:01am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment edged up to 4.2% at the end of the March quarter from 4% previously
6th May 20, 11:01am
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20th Apr 20, 11:04am
'The tyres of the Kiwi economy are nicely inflated now. But Covid-19 has caused a large puncture = deflation'
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'The tyres of the Kiwi economy are nicely inflated now. But Covid-19 has caused a large puncture = deflation'
20th Apr 20, 11:04am
17th Apr 20, 8:58am
Economists see inflation possibly dropping below the minimum target of 1% this year, but say it's going to be difficult to even accurately measure it after the disruption of the lockdown
Economists see inflation possibly dropping below the minimum target of 1% this year, but say it's going to be difficult to even accurately measure it after the disruption of the lockdown
17th Apr 20, 8:58am
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25th Feb 20, 11:07am
New Stats NZ data shows little change to child poverty measures in recent years, with 151,700 children living in material hardship
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New Stats NZ data shows little change to child poverty measures in recent years, with 151,700 children living in material hardship
25th Feb 20, 11:07am
10th Feb 20, 2:37pm
Major bank economists are currently expecting a short, sharp, shock to economic growth in the first half of this year due to coronavirus - but they warn that the outlook is uncertain and unpredictable
Major bank economists are currently expecting a short, sharp, shock to economic growth in the first half of this year due to coronavirus - but they warn that the outlook is uncertain and unpredictable
10th Feb 20, 2:37pm
6th Feb 20, 9:08am
Reserve Bank universally expected to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged at next week's review but will point to the uncertainties around coronavirus and how that might affect the New Zealand economy
Reserve Bank universally expected to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged at next week's review but will point to the uncertainties around coronavirus and how that might affect the New Zealand economy
6th Feb 20, 9:08am
5th Feb 20, 11:06am
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment has fallen to 4.0% from 4.1%, while wages have risen by 2.6%, which is the most since 2009; RBNZ seen as putting interest rates on hold
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment has fallen to 4.0% from 4.1%, while wages have risen by 2.6%, which is the most since 2009; RBNZ seen as putting interest rates on hold
5th Feb 20, 11:06am
3rd Feb 20, 11:07am
With unemployment figures likely to be unchanged at 4.2% there's little pressure on the Reserve Bank to make changes when it next reviews the Official Cash Rate on February 12
With unemployment figures likely to be unchanged at 4.2% there's little pressure on the Reserve Bank to make changes when it next reviews the Official Cash Rate on February 12
3rd Feb 20, 11:07am
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24th Jan 20, 11:15am
Consumer price index up 1.9% as rents make their largest annual increase in 11 years; Inflation stronger than expected by the RBNZ and most economists
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Consumer price index up 1.9% as rents make their largest annual increase in 11 years; Inflation stronger than expected by the RBNZ and most economists
24th Jan 20, 11:15am

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