Wednesday, November 06, 2019

11,000 employed under Labour

The labour market statistics have been released, and unemployment has risen to 4.2%. There are 115,000 unemployed - 11,000 fewer than when Labour took office. In that time the minimum wage has gone up by $2 an hour, which shows that the right's fears about increases causing unemployment are simply false. Instead, it seems to boost living standards quite healthily. Why did National oppose that?