Two more pieces of good news have come in this morning.
Ports of Auckland have reported a record month for March:
Container numbers continue their relentless growth, with a new record high at Ports of Auckland in March.Â The port handled 54,427 containers (79,492 TEU), 10,305 (16,771 TEU) more than the same month in 2013.Â This breaks the previous record of 54,049 set last October.
Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson said that â€śbreaking the monthly record in March is unusual; normally the pre-Christmas period is the busiest.Â Solid import volumes plus a lift in exports gave March a real boost.â€ťÂ Bulk, break-bulk and car volumes are also up.
When good are flowing across the ports then you know the economy is booming.
Then Anne Gibson reports that Auckland’s jobless are at a 6 year low:
Auckland’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in six years, buoyed by economic growth and the associated demand for workers to the point where 48,000 new jobs were created in the city last year.Â Read more »