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NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
13th Jun 22, 2:33pm
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NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
Economist Brian Easton says while the new fiscal rules may not be contentious, what they mean for macroeconomic management is not explained
16th May 22, 8:44am
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Economist Brian Easton says while the new fiscal rules may not be contentious, what they mean for macroeconomic management is not explained
BNZ economists say the chances of a recession increase by the day and they are predicting economic growth to 'stall' completely next year; house price falls to get worse
11th May 22, 1:30pm
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BNZ economists say the chances of a recession increase by the day and they are predicting economic growth to 'stall' completely next year; house price falls to get worse
Economist Brian Easton says population growth has some effect on economic growth, but it is complicated especially where infrastructure is involved. We need to think more about it
9th May 22, 8:25am
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Economist Brian Easton says population growth has some effect on economic growth, but it is complicated especially where infrastructure is involved. We need to think more about it
Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
4th May 22, 11:04am
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Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
2nd May 22, 11:20am
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This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
Economist Brian Easton says reductions in effective productivity, largely as a result of events overseas, require reductions in real incomes. Ignore that and you cannot defeat inflation
2nd May 22, 7:15am
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Economist Brian Easton says reductions in effective productivity, largely as a result of events overseas, require reductions in real incomes. Ignore that and you cannot defeat inflation
Xero warns rising wages are a pressure point for small businesses that will ultimately drive up the cost of operations and could contribute to inflation if not matched by increased productivity
31st Mar 22, 5:00am
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Xero warns rising wages are a pressure point for small businesses that will ultimately drive up the cost of operations and could contribute to inflation if not matched by increased productivity
Small business performance only slightly below average, but Omicron trouble overseas outlines the challenges local businesses will need to brace for, says Xero Small Business Index
24th Feb 22, 7:09am
by Toby Allen
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Small business performance only slightly below average, but Omicron trouble overseas outlines the challenges local businesses will need to brace for, says Xero Small Business Index
Minimum wage to rise by 6% - in line with inflation, but not a large enough jump to reach the living wage; MBIE and business lobby fear Covid-affected businesses will struggle
11th Feb 22, 11:40am
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Minimum wage to rise by 6% - in line with inflation, but not a large enough jump to reach the living wage; MBIE and business lobby fear Covid-affected businesses will struggle
Statistics NZ says unemployment at its lowest level since Household Labour Force Survey launched in 1986
2nd Feb 22, 11:44am
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Statistics NZ says unemployment at its lowest level since Household Labour Force Survey launched in 1986
Over a fifty year sweep of our economic history we track the share employees win of all economic activity. It is similar to the world's largest economy
4th Dec 21, 3:27pm
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Over a fifty year sweep of our economic history we track the share employees win of all economic activity. It is similar to the world's largest economy
Patrick Watson looks at how a growing number of US workers have decided the system is aligned against them, with some realising cooperative action can force change
19th Nov 21, 9:41am
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Patrick Watson looks at how a growing number of US workers have decided the system is aligned against them, with some realising cooperative action can force change
Cleaners, security guards and catering staff who contract to government departments to be paid the living wage; Minimum wage likely to go up again next year
10th Nov 21, 11:36am
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Cleaners, security guards and catering staff who contract to government departments to be paid the living wage; Minimum wage likely to go up again next year
Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
3rd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Latest labour market figures blow all economists' expectations out of the water once again
This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
1st Nov 21, 10:51am
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This week's labour market figures seem set to be 'noisy' due to Covid disruptions, but should show falling unemployment and rising wage levels
Economist Brian Easton has a crunch of minimum wages facts and thinking
1st Nov 21, 8:31am
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Economist Brian Easton has a crunch of minimum wages facts and thinking
Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
4th Aug 21, 11:01am
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped in the June quarter to 4.0% from 4.6% in March, 'underutilisation' also dropped sharply, seemingly pointing the way for Reserve Bank interest rate increases
Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
2nd Aug 21, 9:07am
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Economists see June quarter labour market figures portraying an increasingly tight jobs market and with upward pressure on wages
ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
1st Aug 21, 6:01am
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ANZ economists estimate it would take 37 years and low house price growth for the house price to income multiple to return to 2019 levels; They expect small rate hikes to go a long way towards cooling the economy
Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that labour market pressures are leading to employer job poaching which in turn raises pay expectations, and in turn again means pay rate differences between industries matter
28th Jul 21, 1:15pm
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Infometrics' Brad Olsen points out that labour market pressures are leading to employer job poaching which in turn raises pay expectations, and in turn again means pay rate differences between industries matter
MBIE advised the government against making it compulsory for employers and employees that fall under a Fair Pay Agreement to engage in collective bargaining
8th Jul 21, 3:37pm
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MBIE advised the government against making it compulsory for employers and employees that fall under a Fair Pay Agreement to engage in collective bargaining
As the labour market continues to produce positive surprises, ANZ economists have tweaked their forecasts and now see unemployment going under 4%
1st Jul 21, 11:36am
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As the labour market continues to produce positive surprises, ANZ economists have tweaked their forecasts and now see unemployment going under 4%
ANZ economists say that 'in the short run' the main impact of net immigration on the NZ economy is through the housing market
29th Jun 21, 3:51pm
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ANZ economists say that 'in the short run' the main impact of net immigration on the NZ economy is through the housing market
Latest BNZ/SEEK employment report shows job ads at a fresh record high in May
9th Jun 21, 10:48am
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Latest BNZ/SEEK employment report shows job ads at a fresh record high in May