No matter how many times Key pulls a ponytail, it’s stuff like this that keeps him in the job

The unemployment rate is steady at 5.8 percent, according to the latest quarterly figures.

It remained static in the March quarter while the labour force participation rate reached an all-time high of 69.6 percent, said Statistics NZ.

Unemployment low and remains low. ?Low when compared to our trading partners and top OECD performers.

On top of that, the size of the labour market has increased, so there are more people with jobs. ? Superb.

Now, as reported, they had to find a negative somewhere, and they managed:

The figures show the male employment rate is at its highest level since December 2008.

So more women in jobs as well. ? Not that they picked that angle.

– NZN

52%