Labour and Green Taliban crisis that isn’t a crisis, manufacturing jobs grow fastest

The Labour party and Green Taliban have been conducting an inquiry into a so-called crisis in manufacturing…basically they are questioning a bunch of tame union flunkies and equally tame Labour aligned business people who manufacture themselves offshore but keep that as a dirty little secret.

However is there really a crisis? Perhaps not. Rob Hosking at NBR reports:

Two of the country’s most beleaguered industries show signs of life in the first batch of this week’s labour market data.

The number of filled jobs rose 0.4% while full-time jobs rose 0.7% in the last three months of 2012, Statistics New Zealand’s quarterly employment survey shows. 

The main increases in jobs are in construction, up 6.8%, wholesale trade, up 8.3%, and healthcare and social assistance, up 4.3%.

On an annual basis, average ordinary time hourly earnings rose 2.6% for the year, with the largest increase in manufacturing, up 2.9%, while retail trade rose 2.7%.

Both sectors have been the centre of some political heat, with the prospects for manufacturing, in particular, being the target of the country’s main opposition parties.

Looks like they can cancel their inquiry…the problem has been solved…by the government. Perhaps they might like to go back to doing their jobs instead of manufacturing a crisis on behalf of their union paymasters.


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  • blokeintakapuna

    Yep, totally agree. My alter ego on NBR gave them a serve too…

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Listen Tories – If Sheep says there is a crisis, there is a crisis. Don’t dare to question the man who will be a great Prime Minister this country ever had.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Lets face it, we are having a crisis crisis. Real crisies are bring lost left right and center and are now so unaffordable in Auckland, the Gummint needs to do something about it.

  • cows4me

    The real job crisis these dribbling socialist idiots really only care about are their own ones. Employment is like sunlight to vampire for these pricks, my God who needs nanny fucking government if they are working. And who votes for high taxation and wealth redistribution when one is working.

  • boristhefrog

    Oh no… inconvenient facts!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I am really getting annoyed with Sheep starting to use sentences like – “we are Government in waiting” etc. Where are the TV1 and TV3 polls?

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      That will remain a permanent state of affairs, and your glorious and charismatic leader, neigh God, knows it. He doesn’t have the power to sleigh the evil forces of charter schools nor partial asset floats. He’s fucked.

    • Mr_V4

      Waiting in a casket maybe.

  • Patrick

    Matt McCarten enter stage left – evil capitalists are now profiting from the poor worker