Household Labour Force Survey December 2013 quarter
Household Labour Force Survey estimated working-age
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29 January 2014
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population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. It
provides the benchmark figure for the number of people in
the labour market each quarter – results from the HLFS are
then summed to this figure. It is based on 2006 Census data
and is updated using early estimates of births, deaths, and
net permanent and long-term migration.
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>