The economy is creating thousands of permanent new jobs every month in construction, the trades, in software firms and on our farms. This is great for families and young people starting out.

This picture of steady and envious economic performance is a testament to New Zealanders’ hard work. With unemployment at its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, 200,000 jobs created in the last two years alone, an average wage that’s grown at twice the rate of Australia’s, and nearly 60,000 fewer people on benefits than in 2010, this hard work is really paying off.

National is determined to sustain this strong economic performance and continue seeing Kiwis get ahead under their own steam.

A re-elected National Government will continue implementing an economic plan that’s delivering more jobs, growing wages and lower cost-of-living increases.