stats nz Archives - Inside Retail
Cost of labour in retail increased 1.4 per cent in June quarter, Stats NZ says.
Total retail sales grew 1.7 per cent over the quarter.
Card spending totalled $5.5 billion, 3.5 per cent higher than January 2018.
More men are unemployed than women, data finds.
Retail card spending fell 0.2 per cent in the 2018 December quarter.
Record pump prices increased fuel spending by 7 per cent.
Kiwis see highest rise in employment in more than 30 years.
Grocery, liquor and fuel spending led the charge in the September quarter.
Retail spending saw the largest monthly jump since March.
“Seventeen per cent of all surveyed salary and wages showed a rise this quarter,