Unemployment never to return to pre-key levels
Unemployment never to return to pre-key
Treasury projections that show under the
current Government’s policies, unemployment will never
return to pre-Key levels are a scandal, says Labour Leader
“Mr Key is failing on jobs. His
policies are not creating jobs for New Zealanders.
“Unemployment has increased by around 50% under
National. There are approximately 50,000 more Kiwis
unemployed today than when John Key came to power.
“ If National was to win a third term, by 2017
unemployment would still be nearly 5% and the number of
people unemployed would be 25,000 higher than in 2008.
“Labour is determined to get Kiwis into work and get
unemployment down as low as we can.
rolling out a set of economic upgrade plans - including
forestry, manufacturing, and monetary policy - that will
give businesses a boost and create more jobs with higher
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