More good news: Pasifika employment is up


The number of Pacific people employed increased by 9.6 per cent in the year to September 2015, according to the latest Labour Market Factsheets for Māori and Pacific peoples released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today.

The factsheets are a quarterly update of key labour market statistics, and provide information on national employment for Māori and Pacific peoples by industry, occupation and region.

Apart from this being good news for Pasifika peoples and communities, it is also good news for National as Labour has identified “jobs” as one of their major policy planks for the run-up to 2017.

Last week there were forecasts that unemployment is expected to stagnate at the current level and will not rise.

Today, the MBIE releases figures to say that one of Labour’s target voter demographics are enjoying a huge surge in employment against the general trend.

Labour are still trying to find handholds in the sheer wall they need to climb to get anywhere near booting National to the opposition benches.


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