Unemployment

Winston Peters and Jacinda Ardern are staying tight-lipped over the release of the documents. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Ardern and Peters flounder over sealed section of coalition deal

Tue 28 Nov 11

If Winston Peters took a glance at recent budgets, he'd know the per capita GDP measure is already included.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the government remains committed to the present inflation target. (photo: Rob Hosking)

Robertson seeks 'steady as she goes' course for monetary policy reform

Tue 7 Nov 17

Finance Minister Grant Robertson releases the terms of reference for the review of the Reserve Bank Act. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said last week unemployment was “stuck stubbornly at 5% when it should be below 4%”

Economists and Opposition pour cold water on PM’s plan for sub 4% unemployment

Fri 3 Nov 7

In the past 20 years, unemployment has only fallen below 4% in three years.

Acting RBNZ governor Grant Spencer will deliver the next MPS on Thursday week

Job data shows bloom and boom – perhaps too much so

Wed 1 Nov

This may be another quarterly spike that reverses itself out the next quarter.

Third-quarter unemployment sinks to nine-year low

Wed 1 Nov 3

Wage inflation was up 0.4% for the quarter.

BNZ currency strategist Jason Wong said "The [business confidence] data was further fuel for those looking for reasons to sell the NZD"

Kiwi little changed ahead of employment data

Wed 1 Nov 2

The dollar sank yesterday after reports showed business confidence turned negative in October and building permits fell in September.

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