Unemployment

Lift in employment fails to materialise

Lift in employment fails to materialise

Government claims of a slow sustained recovery in the economy will be put to the test in the next few months, as New Zealand's unemployment rate edges up and a modest lift in employment fails to materialise.

Labour figures fluctuate

The Otago unemployment and employment figures continue to fluctuate because of seasonal factors, but it does appear some people in the region are struggling to find work and have ruled themselves out of the count.

Data tipped to show 6.5% jobless rate

Employement levels appeared to hold up well in the first half of the year, but data out tomorrow is still expected to show an unemployment level of 6.5% for the country.

Unemployment expected to stay around 6.5%

Unemployment expected to stay around 6.5%

New Zealand's unemployment rate is set to hover around 6.5% for the next six months, judging from data from the ANZ Job Ads series released yesterday.

Town can reach zero youth unemployment, mayor says

There are 25 unemployed young people in Clutha, and Mayor Bryan Cadogan believes the number can be zero.

Unemployment climbs to 6.7%

New Zealand is joining the world unemployment crisis, with 9000 more people out of work, bumping the total jobless to 160,000.

Jobless rate could rise despite ads

Jobless rate could rise despite ads

Unemployment could push above the current 6.3% in the three months ended June, despite job advertisements rising throughout New Zealand in February.

Employment weakness to continue, economist says

Weakness in employment growth continued through the last quarter of 2011 and the outlook for New Zealand's labour market recovery remaining "gradual", ASB economist Jane Turner said.

No evidence of RWC hiring boom in jobless stats

No evidence of RWC hiring boom in jobless stats

New Zealand's unemployment rate unexpectedly rose in the third quarter, with little evidence the start of the Rugby World Cup drove an increase in casual workers to service the wave of tourists.

Unemployment rate flat at 6.6%

Unemployment stats just out show that the New Zealand jobless rate is flat at 6.6 percent, with just a 0.1 percent increase in the latest quarter.

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