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COVID-19 Evidence

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on almost all aspects of life. Our COVID-19 Evidence work, often produced rapidly to meet the pace of New Zealand’s response to the virus, provide insights into the pandemic’s effects on New Zealand’s people, society and economy. These can help support the government’s welfare, service and policy decision making around the crisis.

Evidence Briefs

Jobseeker Support Work-Ready grants to end of April 2020

This report explores the composition of Jobseeker Support Work-Ready grants since the start of New Zealand’s lockdown, by comparing to the same period a year ago.

Benefit Numbers and the Labour Market

This report seeks to explore how benefit numbers can be one of a range of useful data sources that can provide a timelier indication of the state of the labour market for decision-makers and the public.

Support for Businesses – Wage Subsidy by Industry Type and Size

These dashboards show a snapshot of the number of businesses receiving COVID-19 support payments (like the Wage Subsidy), and the value of these payments. The data is as at 15 May 2020 and provides breakdowns by business size and industry. Background data can be found in the supporting data table.

Wage Subsidy Business Survey Findings

A survey of businesses receiving the Government Wage Subsidy has been run to understand the impact of COVID-19 and the Wage Subsidy scheme on businesses. The information collected will be used to inform decisions about future policy development and decisions.