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Te Waka Economic Radar 21 April 2020

As the lockdown continues, Te Waka, with the support of Waikato Regional Council Economist Blair Keenan, continues to collate data to gauge what is happening in the Waikato economy.

Charts in this week’s Radar continue to show declines in consumer spending and limited movements (both air and road) under Alert Level 4. This week we showcase more regional data on COVID-19, and enhanced data on job related statistics. Our aim next week is to showcase District level data on Job Seeker Subsidies and Wage Subsidy applications in partnership with MSD.

With the knowledge that on the 28th of April we will move to Alert Level 3 and delivery of ‘safe business’, what the new normal may be remains uncertain. We will continue to scan for signs of trouble, stabilisation, or sparks of life.

Note: The following report has been compiled to share the Waikato region’s COVID-19 recovery progress. In allinstances, sources are listed to ensure access to data can be found. Information in this report will be updated weekly, with new measures added either by request or as additional information comes to hand. District level data can be obtained for some of the information contained in this report. Te Waka wishes to continue to progress conversations on the streamlining of obtaining this data with our ED community and business.

To provide feedback or find out more on the below information please contact:
Michelle Hollands

Download the full report here.

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