Unemployment

Critics vent anger over unemployment rise

Critics vent anger over unemployment rise

Surging unemployment has given Government critics a chance to vent their anger at employment policies they say are failing out-of-work New Zealanders and are damaging the economy.

Low-skilled unemployed most at risk

Southern social agencies can expect strong and consistent demand as the recession's enduring hangover focuses on the low-skilled unemployed, Methodist Mission chief executive Laura Black says.

Modest fall in unemployment benefit numbers: Govt

Modest fall in unemployment benefit numbers: Govt

Unemployment benefit numbers dropped by almost 500 for the month of April, the Government said today.

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.

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