The number of people unemployed rose by 7.000 in the latest Household Labour Force Survey. This saw the unemployment rate go up to 3.9% (a two year high). It is forecast to make 6% by the Reserve Bank.
The number of people in the labour force and employed also increased. I am not surprised as I thought the fall in the last quarter of 28,000 was too extreme, and that rebounded this quarter.So the economy may not be as weak as some have thought.Tags: HLFS, unemployment