Wednesday, November 01, 2017

National's final score: 21,000 unemployed

The labour market statistics are out, and with the change of government, we can finally see National's final score. Unemployment is now at 4.6%, exactly where it was when they came into power. But nine years of population growth means that there are 21,000 more unemployed people. So much for making New Zealand a better place. Instead, they did nothing and let people rot for nine years, inflicting tremendous suffering, and then only ended up back where they started by pure luck. Its a perfect example of how National's "better economic management" actively harms people while achieving nothing.

I expect better things from the new government. And hopefully once they've made some policy changes, we'll see that unemployment rate get back down to the levels it was under Helen Clark.