Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk
Economy

Latest jobless numbers offer brief respite

Andy Fyers
Fri, 31 Jul 2020

Latest jobless numbers offer brief respite
Andy Fyers
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
Further signs that a second wave of unemployment is subsiding, with 1,400 new people signing on for the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment in the week ended July 24.In normal times that number that would be cause for concern, but compared to late-June and early-July when an average of 4,000 signed on each week, it's positive news. The recent increase coincided with the end of wage subsidy support for many workers.It is the third consecutive week the number of new unemployed has fallen. It even appears to have taken the government by surprise wi...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Markets
The next carbon auction: predicting the unpredictable
Ian Llewellyn | Tue, 30 Nov 2021

The fourth auction will offer up 4.75 million New Zealand units with the current spot price trading near $65.

Technology
Push to train Māori and Pacific for tech careers
Henry Burrell | Tue, 30 Nov 2021

Amazon’s cloud computing arm is training people in tech with guaranteed internships and a possible job at the end. 

Finance
Bank mortgage lending less frenzied but agri-lending falls
Jenny Ruth | Tue, 30 Nov 2021

All five largest banks except Westpac increased their lending to business in the September quarter. 

Sponsored
Mansons leads with 120% carbon offset for new builds

Mansons TCLM is committing to a benchmark of 120% carbon offset for new buildings.

Sponsored
SIXT drives the company car upmarket

SIXT is enhancing its adaptable car subscription service with SIXT Business, catering for businesses wanting premium vehicle fleets.