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Unemployment

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
25th Jan 21, 8:25am
Economist Brian Easton says the Treasury forecasts suggest the economy is doing better than expected after the Covid shock
Economist Brian Easton says the Treasury forecasts suggest the economy is doing better than expected after the Covid shock
25th Jan 21, 8:25am
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17th Dec 20, 10:57am
Statistics New Zealand says the country enjoyed record economic growth in the past quarter as the economy bounced back from lockdown and an 11% drop in economic activity in the June quarter
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Statistics New Zealand says the country enjoyed record economic growth in the past quarter as the economy bounced back from lockdown and an 11% drop in economic activity in the June quarter
17th Dec 20, 10:57am
14th Dec 20, 11:49am
Westpac economists say this week's official fiscal update will show smaller budget deficits over the next few years and a lower Government borrowing requirement by possibly as much as $30 bln over the next four years
Westpac economists say this week's official fiscal update will show smaller budget deficits over the next few years and a lower Government borrowing requirement by possibly as much as $30 bln over the next four years
14th Dec 20, 11:49am
14th Dec 20, 9:15am
Economists are picking a record economic recover in the September quarter, with GDP expected to grow by possibly as much as 14%
Economists are picking a record economic recover in the September quarter, with GDP expected to grow by possibly as much as 14%
14th Dec 20, 9:15am
13th Dec 20, 7:02am
David Hargreaves with a wish list for 2021, which includes vaccines, open borders and cooling house prices
David Hargreaves with a wish list for 2021, which includes vaccines, open borders and cooling house prices
13th Dec 20, 7:02am
6th Dec 20, 6:31am
David Hargreaves reviews 2020 - a year that proved to be anything but the 'stable and boring' one he was looking for
David Hargreaves reviews 2020 - a year that proved to be anything but the 'stable and boring' one he was looking for
6th Dec 20, 6:31am
3rd Dec 20, 6:34am
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr says the impact of monetary policy decisions on wealth & income equality is an important topic for considering economic wellbeing, but it's not clear if lower interest rates increase or decrease income & wealth inequality
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr says the impact of monetary policy decisions on wealth & income equality is an important topic for considering economic wellbeing, but it's not clear if lower interest rates increase or decrease income & wealth inequality
3rd Dec 20, 6:34am
24th Nov 20, 11:50am
Credit bureau Centrix says nearly a fifth of Kiwi superannuitants still have a mortgage
Credit bureau Centrix says nearly a fifth of Kiwi superannuitants still have a mortgage
24th Nov 20, 11:50am
16th Nov 20, 10:39am
David Chaston says one thing 'missing' from this COVID recession is severe debt stress, as social and business support programmes keep bankruptcies unusually low despite the rise in unemployment
David Chaston says one thing 'missing' from this COVID recession is severe debt stress, as social and business support programmes keep bankruptcies unusually low despite the rise in unemployment
16th Nov 20, 10:39am
15th Nov 20, 6:02am
Gareth Vaughan delves into the Reserve Bank's mandate, economic policy settings, the housing market and the type of society New Zealanders want
Gareth Vaughan delves into the Reserve Bank's mandate, economic policy settings, the housing market and the type of society New Zealanders want
15th Nov 20, 6:02am
14th Nov 20, 9:30am
Paul Conway argues innovation and new policy thinking are required if New Zealand's to emerge from the COVID crisis with a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
Paul Conway argues innovation and new policy thinking are required if New Zealand's to emerge from the COVID crisis with a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
14th Nov 20, 9:30am
11th Nov 20, 5:00am
David Chaston explains how our long run improvements in employment under various Governments, has provided the resilience to weather the current pandemic stresses better than many other important economies
David Chaston explains how our long run improvements in employment under various Governments, has provided the resilience to weather the current pandemic stresses better than many other important economies
11th Nov 20, 5:00am
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
3rd Nov 20, 4:41pm
Reserve Bank of Australia 'committed to doing what it can to support the creation of jobs', cuts cash rate and takes a series of additional steps including plans to buy A$100 billion of government bonds
Reserve Bank of Australia 'committed to doing what it can to support the creation of jobs', cuts cash rate and takes a series of additional steps including plans to buy A$100 billion of government bonds
3rd Nov 20, 4:41pm
3rd Nov 20, 12:07pm
Just at the moment the bank is looking like an increasingly temporary place to park your money. David Hargreaves has a look at the latest deposit statistics
Just at the moment the bank is looking like an increasingly temporary place to park your money. David Hargreaves has a look at the latest deposit statistics
3rd Nov 20, 12:07pm
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
25th Oct 20, 6:00am
Gareth Vaughan taps into the thoughts of MMT economist Steven Hail, ex-RBNZ assistant governor John McDermott, and ANZ's head of research Richard Yetsenga on monetary policy and other COVID era economic issues
Gareth Vaughan taps into the thoughts of MMT economist Steven Hail, ex-RBNZ assistant governor John McDermott, and ANZ's head of research Richard Yetsenga on monetary policy and other COVID era economic issues
25th Oct 20, 6:00am
21st Oct 20, 5:00am
Gareth Vaughan takes a look at how and why central banks, including the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, use the stars to help meet, and try to meet, their monetary policy remits
Gareth Vaughan takes a look at how and why central banks, including the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, use the stars to help meet, and try to meet, their monetary policy remits
21st Oct 20, 5:00am
15th Oct 20, 6:00pm
Economics forecaster Infometrics says renewed house price rises are a side-effect of the Reserve Bank's efforts to stimulate the economy
Economics forecaster Infometrics says renewed house price rises are a side-effect of the Reserve Bank's efforts to stimulate the economy
15th Oct 20, 6:00pm
9th Oct 20, 10:16am
ANZ economists say housing credit growth is being supported by falling mortgage rates, but any future downturn in the housing market would be expected to suppress spending and deepen the economic downturn
ANZ economists say housing credit growth is being supported by falling mortgage rates, but any future downturn in the housing market would be expected to suppress spending and deepen the economic downturn
9th Oct 20, 10:16am
5th Oct 20, 12:24pm
David Hargreaves says with the NZ borders closed, now is when we should be having a national discussion on migration and population - so why aren't we?
David Hargreaves says with the NZ borders closed, now is when we should be having a national discussion on migration and population - so why aren't we?
5th Oct 20, 12:24pm
3rd Oct 20, 9:52am
Alison Brook finds that there are now more underemployed people in our workforce than those jobless, and that underemployment will continue to climb and may never return to pre-pandemic levels. The implications are large and negative
Alison Brook finds that there are now more underemployed people in our workforce than those jobless, and that underemployment will continue to climb and may never return to pre-pandemic levels. The implications are large and negative
3rd Oct 20, 9:52am
1st Oct 20, 3:06pm
David Hargreaves has another wrestle with the latest savings and borrowing statistics
David Hargreaves has another wrestle with the latest savings and borrowing statistics
1st Oct 20, 3:06pm

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