NZ Average weekly earnings increase 2.6% year on year in December 2011, with private sector earnings growing faster than public sector earnings.
Average earnings continue to increase slowly after stalling earlier in the year.
Statistics New Zealand have released figures showing that average earnings have crawled higher over the last three months.
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Despite statistics showing that wage growth has stalled, a surprise drop in the unemployment rate gives fuel to suggest that jobs and salaries may be on the way up.
Figures released by Statistics New Zealand this week show that average hourly earnings over the last few months have remained stubornly statice.
Statistics New Zealand's Quarterly Employment Survey shows a clear drop in employment over the past year, but so far wages are continuing to increase.
Based on information from Statistics New Zealand, the growth in average earnings from wages and salaries in the period 2003 to 2008 was higher than during the 5 year period to 2006.