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.
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.
There are 25 unemployed young people in Clutha, and Mayor
Bryan Cadogan believes the number can be zero.
New Zealand is joining the world unemployment crisis, with
9000 more people out of work, bumping the total jobless to
push above the current 6.3% in the three months ended June,
despite job advertisements rising throughout New Zealand in
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
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 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.
Will we continue with approaches to social problems that
fail or will we choose those that work? asks Laura Black.
Dole rules look set to get stricter with the Government
signalling a crackdown on fraud and considering a shorter
reapplication period for the benefit.
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