Bill English: Grasping At Straws On Employment
Spokesperson for Finance
8 November 2012 MEDIA
Bill English: Grasping At Straws On
Bill English is struggling under
the pressure of his creaking economy that has the highest
number of people out of work in 20 years, and wrongly claims
the highest number of Kiwis ever are in work, says
Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
“Bill English is struggling with the pressure of his
stagnating economy. The facts are terrible. The highest
unemployment rate since Jenny Shipley. The highest number of
unemployed in 20 years. The Number of Kiwis in work down by
12,000 since March.
“But Bill English is ignoring
the facts and today claimed there are ‘more New Zealanders
in work than it has ever had’.
wrong. The number of Kiwis in work has dropped by 12,000
since March. He’s so desperate for good news he’s
grasping at straws.
“Employment is down in both
the Household Labour Force Survey and the Quarterly
Employment Survey. There’s nowhere to find good news.
“Bill English is grasping for a good statistic. Sadly
there isn’t one to be found due to his failing economic
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