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9th Jun 21, 10:48am
Latest BNZ/SEEK employment report shows job ads at a fresh record high in May
Latest BNZ/SEEK employment report shows job ads at a fresh record high in May
9th Jun 21, 10:48am
25th May 21, 2:44pm
David Hargreaves doubts any NZ Government will resolve the vexed migration issue till it first forms a proper population policy
David Hargreaves doubts any NZ Government will resolve the vexed migration issue till it first forms a proper population policy
25th May 21, 2:44pm
24th May 21, 2:07pm
Westpac economists see net migration in future at around half of the pre-Covid levels following the Government's review; huge reduction in economy's underlying growth rate; impact on housing market 
Westpac economists see net migration in future at around half of the pre-Covid levels following the Government's review; huge reduction in economy's underlying growth rate; impact on housing market 
24th May 21, 2:07pm
17th May 21, 6:12pm
Government says NZ will need to stop relying on cheap low-skilled migrant workers, as it sets its sights on attracting 'high-value' investment
Government says NZ will need to stop relying on cheap low-skilled migrant workers, as it sets its sights on attracting 'high-value' investment
17th May 21, 6:12pm
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11th May 21, 3:47pm
Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
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Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
11th May 21, 3:47pm
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7th May 21, 1:13pm
Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
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Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
7th May 21, 1:13pm
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6th May 21, 7:15pm
Grant Robertson denies freezing public sector pay is a contractionary policy; Government can't estimate how much the freeze will save
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Grant Robertson denies freezing public sector pay is a contractionary policy; Government can't estimate how much the freeze will save
6th May 21, 7:15pm
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5th May 21, 11:06am
Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
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Statistics New Zealand says the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the March quarter from 4.9% in December - beating market expectations
5th May 21, 11:06am
3rd May 21, 11:34am
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
3rd May 21, 11:34am
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29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
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
17th Dec 20, 5:00am
Minimum wage to increase by 5.8% to $20 an hour in April, as per Labour's pre-Covid commitment
Minimum wage to increase by 5.8% to $20 an hour in April, as per Labour's pre-Covid commitment
17th Dec 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
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
18th Sep 20, 9:07am
BNZ economist Paul Conway says the challenge for New Zealand's political parties is to reframe their thinking and create an economic plan that breaks the shackles of our 'economic geography'
BNZ economist Paul Conway says the challenge for New Zealand's political parties is to reframe their thinking and create an economic plan that breaks the shackles of our 'economic geography'
18th Sep 20, 9:07am
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, 2:46pm
Kiwibank economist Mary Jo Vergara says women have traditionally done well in the workforce in times of war and crises - but 90% of the drop in employment according to latest figures was women
Kiwibank economist Mary Jo Vergara says women have traditionally done well in the workforce in times of war and crises - but 90% of the drop in employment according to latest figures was women
5th Aug 20, 2:46pm
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
5th Aug 20, 9:40am
As we look towards, hopefully, a recovery for the economy, David Hargreaves is seeing a 'W'
As we look towards, hopefully, a recovery for the economy, David Hargreaves is seeing a 'W'
5th Aug 20, 9:40am
4th Aug 20, 11:53am
Economists at the country's largest bank see a chance that the country will fall back into recession again from the end of this year
Economists at the country's largest bank see a chance that the country will fall back into recession again from the end of this year
4th Aug 20, 11:53am
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
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Labour and Employment - Minimum Wage
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Labour and Employment - Minimum Wage
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
24th Jul 20, 10:00am
Policy Director and Economist for the Council of Trade Unions Andrea Black on five things that would make a difference in the lives of our essential workers
Policy Director and Economist for the Council of Trade Unions Andrea Black on five things that would make a difference in the lives of our essential workers
24th Jul 20, 10:00am
20th Jun 20, 9:54am
Paul Conway argues New Zealand must leverage our ‘can-do’ attitude and strong international integrity to build a better economy that delivers for all New Zealanders
Paul Conway argues New Zealand must leverage our ‘can-do’ attitude and strong international integrity to build a better economy that delivers for all New Zealanders
20th Jun 20, 9:54am

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