Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Where are the jobs, Prime Minister?

Su’a William
SIO
Employment Spokesperson

7 February 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT

Where are the jobs, Prime Minister?

Today’s unemployment data, which shows that 33,000 people have given up on the labour market altogether, is an indictment on National’s economic failure, says Su’a William Sio.

The Household Labour Force Survey reveals that in the last 3 months of 2012, the Labour Force participation Rate dropped by 1.2 percentage points.

“At the last election John Key promised New Zealanders that his ‘Brighter Future Plan’ would help create 170,000 new jobs over four years. It sounded great – but the reality has been altogether different.

“One year on from that promise, and the economy has actually shed 30,000 jobs[i]. So instead of creating work, National’s hands-off economic mismanagement has destroyed jobs.

“To achieve John Key’s promise the economy will now have to create an extra 200,000 jobs over the next three years. Given National’s track record that looks about as likely as Kim Dotcom making another donation to John Banks.

“John Key, Bill English and Steven Joyce have no idea how to get the economy back on track. They are sitting by and watching as people opt out of the labour market, or fly off for Australia.

“Kiwis deserve better than that. They need a Labour Government that will get stuck in and make job creation a priority,” says Su’a William Sio.

labour.org.nz

[i] In December 2011 there were 2,224,000 people employed in New Zealand. In December 2012 there 2,194,000 people employed.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news