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Monthly Economic Bulletin – February 2023

Greetings from the NZCTU and welcome to the February edition of the EconoLex.

In this report, we examine the response to Cyclone Gabrielle —and why the government has lots of room to spend money should it need to. This edition also takes another look at the gender pay gap, examining it from new angles. We also look at the latest forecasts from the RBNZ.

We live in changing times. Within two months we have seen a change in political leadership, flooding, a major cyclone, and continuing global economic instability. Amid this, we have also seen strong employment data, good government accounts, and better-than-expected economic data.

We here at the CTU will be here with economic analysis and insight to help guide you though the data. We always welcome your feedback and any suggestions for areas of future investigation.