Thursday, May 05, 2011

50,000 out of work under National

So, unemployment has fallen marginally in the last quarter. The government is of course crowing, but its worth remembering: there are still 50,000 more people out of work than there were when National took office. And this number is expected to rise significantly next quarter, when the full effects of the Canterbury earthquake start to be felt.

However you look at it, this is not a record to be proud of. National has sat back and let people lose their jobs, then stood by and let them rot on the dole queue. Meanwhile, the cost of living is rising by the day, and all they have is spin and bullshit and cuts. I expect our government to do better than this; you should too.