Thursday, August 09, 2012

57,000 out of work under National

The Household Labour Force Survey is out, and unemployment has increased again, from 6.7% to 6.8%. All up, there are now 162,000 people out of work - 57,000 more than when National took office.

So much for their "economic recovery". Instead, what we're seeing is prolonged stagnation. And National is doing nothing to help, instead leaving it all to the market. Which means people suffer - suffering increased by National's desire to punish the unemployed for its own failure of economic management.

Its been clear for a while, but this should confirm it: National has no economic plan. They are not working as a government. Time for someone who will.