August 04, 2021
Maori unemployed down as jobless figures below pre-Covid level
Māori unemployment has fallen by 1 percent and there is a significant drop in the numbers of young people Not in Education, Employment or Training.
Stats NZ figures show unemployment fell to 4 percent in the June quarter from 4.6 percent in the March quarter, the lowest rate since December 2019.
Employment rose by 28,000 in the quarter, and the total number of people in work is now 63,000 above where it was in the December 2019 quarter before COVID.
Finance minister Grant Robertson says the positive result shows the Government’s plan is delivering, giving households and businesses the confidence to spend and invest and accelerate the recovery.
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