Employment conditions remain challenging
Thursday, 7 February 2013, 2:31 pm
Press Release: New Zealand Government
Hon Steven Joyce
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills
7 February 2013
Tertiary Education, Skills and
Employment Minister Steven Joyce says that while the
unemployment rate fell from 7.3 to 6.9 per cent in the
December quarter HLFS, the labour market remains
“This latest survey reflects the on-going
impact of tough economic times globally,” Mr Joyce says.
“It also demonstrates the volatility of the quarterly
employment data which continues to move around.