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Sun. Apr 20 All Day N.Z. Bank Holiday
Sun. Apr 20 All Day Aust. Bank Holiday
Mon. Apr 21 8:00pm Aust. CB Leading Index m/m 0.2%
Tue. Apr 22 6:45pm N.Z. Visitor Arrivals m/m 2.2%
Tue. Apr 22 9:30pm Aust. CPI q/q 0.8%
Tue. Apr 22 n/a Aust. Trimmed Mean CPI q/q 0.9%
Tue. Apr 22 11:00pm N.Z. Credit Card Spending y/y 5.9%
Wed. Apr 23 5:00pm N.Z. Official Cash Rate 2.75%
Wed. Apr 23 n/a N.Z. RBNZ Rate Statement
Thu. Apr 24 All Day N.Z. Bank Holiday
Thu. Apr 24 All Day Aust. Bank Holiday
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Labour Force: Employment increased by 18,100 persons to 11,553,200 in March 2014 (seasonally adjusted) (released 10 April 2014)

Labour Force: Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 8.0 million hours to 1,617.2 million hours in March 2014 (seasonally adjusted) (released 10 April 2014)

Labour Force: Unemployment decreased by 29,900 persons to 713,200 in March 2014 (seasonally adjusted) (released 10 April 2014 )

Labour Force: Unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.8% in March 2014 (seasonally adjusted) (released 10 April 2014)

Labour Force: Participation rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 64.7% in March 2014 (seasonally adjusted) (released 10 April 2014)

Population: Australia's estimated resident population reached 23,235,800 persons at 30 September 2013 (released 27 March 2014)

Population: Western Australia continues to have the highest population growth rate at 3.1% for the year ended September 2013 (released 27 March 2014)

Population: Australia's population growth rate reached 1.8% for the year ended September 2013 (released 27 March 2014)

Economy grows by 0.8% (seasonally adjusted) in the December quarter 2013 (released 5 March 2014)

Consumer Price Index: increases 0.8% in the December quarter 2013; rises 2.7% through the year (released 22 January 2014)

CPI Key Figures
Weighted average of eight capital cities % change % change
All groups CPI 0.8 2.7
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 1.6 1.1
Alcohol and tobacco 1.6 5.4
Clothing and footwear -1.1 -1.3
Housing 0.5 4.3
Furnishings, household equipment and services 0.4 1.1
Health -0.5 4.4
Transport -0.1 1.9
Communication 1.2 1.7
Recreation and culture 2.1 2.4
Education 0.0 5.6
Insurance and financial services 0.2 1.6
All groups CPI 0.9 2.6
Trimmed mean 0.9 2.6
Weighted median 0.9 2.6
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