Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk

Unemployment: how low can we go?

Jem Traylen
Tue, 31 Aug 2021

Unemployment: how low can we go?
Maximum sustainable employment: the concept that after a certain point, job growth creates inflation. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Jem Traylen
Tue, 31 Aug 2021
In part four of a deep dive into the state of our labour markets, BusinessDesk provides an explainer on what the Reserve Bank’s goal of supporting maximum sustainable employment (MSE) means in practice.Part One: Is the labour market tight or what? Part Two: How NZ became reliant on migrant workers. Part Three: How to fix NZ's skilled worker problemBack in March, Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) governor Adrian Orr said he would be waiting to see “the whites of the eyes of inflation and employment growth” b...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

New RAT run - Mainfreight heads test replacement push
Pattrick Smellie | Fri, 28 Jan 2022

While big companies reorder rapid antigen tests lost to the government stockpile, Customs has seized tens of thousands of unapproved tests.

Markets market close
NZX 50 index drops below 12,000 points
Dan Brunskill | Fri, 28 Jan 2022

Equity markets have been in decline for the entire month as investors recalibrate valuations in the context of higher interest rates, which are expected to shoot up as central banks try to rein in inflation.

Dry weather cuts Mercury's earnings
Ian Llewellyn | Fri, 28 Jan 2022

Dry weather is hitting hydro generation, leading to downgrade in earnings guidance for the company.

Grape expectation for first major wine auction

Buying wine at auction can be a smart way to build your cellar or discover a world of wine

How to pick the perfect real estate investment now

Now is a good time to get on the property investment ladder - here is how to get there.