More goods news: jobs galore

The economy is just refusing to fail at a rate that will see Labour with even a sniff of a chance in 2017

New data from Trade Me jobs looks at applications from 65,000 roles advertised on the website in April, May and June.

Gisborne is booming, up 39 percent on the same quarter in 2015 while the number of listings in the Hawkes Bay has jumped 27.2 percent.

Listings were up across the entire North Island while in the South Island as a mixed bag. Otago was the clear winner but there was a drop in listings across several regions:

North Island
Northland                   21.4 percent
Auckland                    14.4 percent
Waikato                     10.1 percent
Bay of Plenty              27.2 percent
Gisbourne                  39.0 percent
Hawkes Bay               2.7 percent
Taranaki                    2.5 percent
Manawatu/Wanganui  7.2 percent
Wellington                 4.1 percent

South Island

Nelson/Tasman           25.9 percent
Marlborough               20.3 percent
Canterbury                 -7.0 percent
West Coast                 -14.7 percent
Otago                        31.1 percent
Southland                  -8.9 percent

Overall there was a 9.3 percent increase across the country on the same quarter in 2015.

Jobs are one thing… but surely all these people are being paid peanuts?   Labour can go on about the working poor!   Let’s see:

Almost every region saw a lift in the average advertised salary however Wellington and the Bay of Plenty lucked out, both dropping by around two percent. Across the board, the average advertised salary rose to 1.1 percent this quarter, taking it to $61,095.

Wellington city continues to have the top annual listed pay for a region at $72,958 which trumps Auckland’s average by $1500.

Sorry Mr Little, 2017 will not be your year.


– TradeMe data via Newshub

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