Story: Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement

Unemployment, 1986–2016

This graph shows the unemployment rate as a percentage for Māori compared to all workers as at December from 1986 to 2016. The mid-1980s saw a period where unemployment climbed significantly and by the early nineties Māori unemployment had soared to over 25%.

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How to cite this page:

Cybèle Locke, 'Ngā uniana – Māori and the union movement - Recession: 1970s–1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Cybèle Locke, published 11 Mar 2010