Graph of the day (AKA: Labour never stood a chance)



All Vacancies Index Seasonally adjusted and trend series (May 2007=100)

Just make a mental note that National have been running the economy since 2009.

Jobs Online monthly report – December 2014

Published: January 2015

Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies advertised by businesses on the two main internet job boards – SEEK and Trade Me Jobs. The trend series is used as the lead indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility.


Online job vacancies grew in December. Online vacancies for skilled jobs grew by 1.1 per cent in December, while all vacancies increased by 0.8 per cent.

Skilled vacancies increased in most industry groups. The largest increase was in the healthcare and medical industry (up 1.1 per cent).

Skilled vacancies grew in all occupation groups. The biggest month-on-month increase was for technicians and trades workers (up 2.4 per cent).

Skilled vacancies increased in eight out of ten regions, over the last year. The biggest annual increases were in Bay of Plenty (up 20.6 per cent), Otago/Southland (up 11.2 per cent) and

Auckland (up 10.3 per cent). However, skilled vacancies fell in Wellington (down 4.3 percent) and Northland (down 1.0 per cent).

If you are interested in more, check the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment site.

Just goes to show the difference between Michael Cullen who had all the surpluses, and Bill English who has had to scrimp, borrow and save.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.