Labour MPs' attack on independent Statistics NZ backfires. With special feature adio.
The Household Labour Force Survey shows unemployment dropping to 5.1% of the population and a 69.7% labour force participation rate.
Job market data out next week could make the difference as to whether there is more than one interest rate cut before the end of the year.
Public misunderstanding is likely when the same report can lead to different conclusions
Property windfalls accruing to ageing baby boomers reduce public costs of funding the elderly
4.6 millionth Kiwi due this evening. But Stats NZ figures show immigration, not births, is the main driver of population growth.
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