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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
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
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
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David Hargreaves doubts any NZ Government will resolve the vexed migration issue till it first forms a proper population policy
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
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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 
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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Government says NZ will need to stop relying on cheap low-skilled migrant workers, as it sets its sights on attracting 'high-value' investment
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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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
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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Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
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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Grant Robertson denies freezing public sector pay is a contractionary policy; Government can't estimate how much the freeze will save
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
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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
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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Economists are seeing little change in the unemployment rate when official statistics are released this week
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
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
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Statistics New Zealand says unemployment dropped to 4.9% in the December quarter from 5.3%; economists had universally expected unemployment to rise
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
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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
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
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Minimum wage to increase by 5.8% to $20 an hour in April, as per Labour's pre-Covid commitment
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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'
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
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David Hargreaves says the next Government needs to give a much bigger priority to ensuring we have the best statistical information possible
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
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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