Friday, April 24, 2009
Where the jobs aren't
This week we got the unemployment rate confirmed for December 2008 as 4.7 percent. But this overall figure doesn't give the full picture. Pakeha women have the lowest unemployment rate of any ethnic/gender group, at 3 percent. But Maori women have the highest rate, with 9.7 percent, closely followed by Pacific women, with 9.5 percent. So where are the urgent moves targeting job retention in these two most vulnerable groups?