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Economy ANALYSIS

Is the labour market tight or what?

Jem Traylen
Thu, 29 Jul 2021

The ease with which employers report being able to find labour has fallen to its lowest levels since NZIER's survey began in 1976. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Jem Traylen
Thu, 29 Jul 2021
Record numbers of employers are having difficulty filling vacancies while part-time workers struggle to get more hours. Part one of a BusinessDesk deep dive into the strange new world of our labour markets.The economy is booming once more, that’s good news, right? So why are economic commentators losing sleep over what is going on in the labour market?Perhaps because boom times bring their own headaches in the form of skills shortages.Or maybe there are concerns about how long the Reserve Bank will allow such buoyant conditions to continu...

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