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Enhancing benefit data reporting
In 2020/21 we published more data, more frequently, to inform public discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on the New Zealand economy. This included moving from quarterly to monthly and weekly reporting, and more detailed regional breakdowns to reflect local labour markets. It also included reporting for the $14 billion Wage Subsidy scheme, which supported more than 1.7 million jobs. This reporting had to be developed extremely quickly and informed nationally significant policy decisions, such as during the Auckland resurgence.
We continued to enhance self-service reporting across MSD. In April we launched the Social Development Data application – an interactive income support data reporting and visualisation tool. The new application also includes the underlying data for download, so that members of the public can conduct their own analyses.
We will be expanding our reporting through both the Social Development Data application and standard publications to develop further data content and regional views, and will continue to enhance the accessibility and functionality of our reporting.