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New Zealand: Employment

An unemployment rate nearing long-term lows - provided the participation rate has not collapsed - can indicate that an expansion is nearing its end. This indicator presents th […]
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New Zealand: Retail sales

Retail sales data are essentially a proxy for consumption spending, the sector which the mainstream misconstrues as a bellwether for the economy. It also comprises some 70% of […]
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New Zealand: Wages and costs

This indicator compares the change in New Zealand wages (private sector average hourly earnings) and costs (consumer price index) over time. Higher wages and lower costs are t […]