14 Aug 2017

Fiji employment data not as good as it would seem - economist

From , 3:04 pm on 14 August 2017

A prominent Fiji economist says the latest employment data released by the government paints a picture that is far rosier than reality. 

The Bureau of Statistics last week released the findings of its preliminary employment survey, which shows unemployment at 5.5 percent. 

The government says this is the lowest rate in 15 years and is clear evidence that growth in the economy is bringing benefits to everyone.

But Professor Wadan Narsey told Jamie Tahana that is not exactly the case. 

Wadan Narsey

Wadan Narsey Photo: Supplied