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Strong employment continues in Westland

Strong employment in the Westland District continued in the last quarter of 2021/2021 with an increase of 5.5%, contributing to the low unemployment rate of 2.4%. House values and house sales also continued to be strong across both the district and the region, with Westland also seeing a small increase in residential building consents.

While employment might be strong, the lack of tourists is being felt with a reduction in tourism expenditure of 28.2% and consumer spending down 12.5%.