Benefits Numbers

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The 'Total benefits to people of working age' chart will be drawn here.
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Source: MSD
The 'JobSeeker Support' chart will be drawn here.
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The ' Sole Parent Support' chart will be drawn here.
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The data in this chart series is sourced from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly benefit Factsheets, which are released about 4 weeks after the end of each quarter.

New Zealand does not publish more frequent data on the level of unemployment claims, although the Work & Income department clearly has that data. We have requested it on a regular basis for a weekly or monthly series, and have been denied it each time. However, occasionally, the Minister will make a public statement quoting the data.

We would be interested in hearing from readers about strategies on how to prise weekly "new unemployment claims" data out of the Ministry.

 

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