Unemployment

PM cautiously optimistic about unemployment figures

PM cautiously optimistic about unemployment figures

Prime Minister John Key is cautiously optimistic about the latest Household Labour Force Survey figures which show the largest fall in unemployment on record in the March quarter.

Seven redundant as Whitestone Contracting trims staff

Seven redundant as Whitestone Contracting trims staff

Unemployment a scandal

Unemployment a scandal

Last week's unemployment numbers were not good news.

South defies the trend as national jobless figure hits 10-year high

South defies the trend as national jobless figure hits 10-year high

New Zealand's unemployment rate hit 7.3% in the quarter to December, up from 6.5%, to touch its highest level for more than 10 years - with young unemployed in the forefront of increases.

Unemployment dropping

Unemployment in Queenstown soared in the last six months of 2009 to levels not seen since 2003, but has been dropping steadily in the past couple of weeks.

Chin says stadium big help to Dunedin

Chin says stadium big help to Dunedin

The Forsyth Barr Stadium loomed large in Dunedin's building activity figures last year, with the project pushing up the value of building consents for the year by $116 million.

Jobs would be best Christmas gift

Jobs would be best Christmas gift

All Anterea Matana and his wife Mina want for Christmas this year are jobs.

Unemployment at 6.5% highest in nine years

Unemployment at 6.5% highest in nine years

The severe toll the recent recession took on New Zealand's labour market was confirmed yesterday when figures released showed that the country's unemployment level reached 6.5% in September.

Benificiaries increasing but signs positive - Bennett

Benificiaries increasing but signs positive - Bennett

While the number of people on benefits is rising, there are some positive signs that government efforts to blunt the pain are working, says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett.

Bennett happy with youth job scheme

Bennett happy with youth job scheme

The Government's offer to subsidise youth wages has resulted in 55 jobs being taken up and 79 more about to be filled, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said today.

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