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

 


Long-term unemployed triples under National

David
Cunliffe

Labour Leader
7 May 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT

Long-term unemployed triples under National

New figures released today show the number of people who have been unemployed for more than a year has more than tripled since the National-led Government came to office, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

“The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows those unemployed for more than a year has risen from 4,800 in December 2008 to 18,000 in the latest quarter.

“Unemployment remains at 6 per cent. Where is the fairness in an economy that is failing so many New Zealanders?

“The total number of unemployed in Christchurch is unchanged at 12,200. This follows John Key’s announcement yesterday that the Government would pay for 3000 beneficiaries to move to Christchurch.

“These figures show thousands of Cantabrians desperately need work. Cantabrians must be given jobs before beneficiaries are shipped in from around the country.

“Wage growth is slowing, showing hard-working Kiwis are not getting ahead.

“Wages are barely keeping pace with inflation, making it hard for families to keep up with the rising costs of living.

“It is clear the benefits of the recovery are going to the top few percent, not the 100 per cent of Kiwis that would get their share under a Labour government.

“Under a government that I lead, every Kiwi will get their fair share,” David Cunliffe says.

Attached: HLFS statistics for those unemployed for more than a year


Unemployed by Sex by Duration of Unemployment (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
Total Both Sexes
53 Weeks and Over
2006Q17200
2006Q25200
2006Q35500
2006Q44000
2007Q14000
2007Q25700
2007Q34200
2007Q43200
2008Q13100
2008Q22400
2008Q34800
2008Q44800
2009Q14500
2009Q27200
2009Q39500
2009Q410200
2010Q111100
2010Q213200
2010Q310300
2010Q415000
2011Q112800
2011Q214000
2011Q310900
2011Q412700
2012Q119100
2012Q218500
2012Q321100
2012Q419800
2013Q115900
2013Q214800
2013Q317200
2013Q415700
2014Q118000
increase 375%

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Last Night’s Debate, And The Collins Accusation

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ.

Cunliffe marshalled his points better, kept Key off balance and – more often than not – was in control of the general tenor of the contest. Labour supporters would have been heartened, and given some belated reassurance that maybe the change of leadership last year had been the right decision. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Winston Peters' Latest Bout Of Immigrant Bashing

It is only one poll, but rather than cannibalising each other's vote, Colin Craig and Winston Peters do seem to be managing to find the room to co-exist... Few are questioning how Peters got to this happy place, and what it says about the mood of the electorate. More>>

ALSO:

More Immigration News: First People Trafficking Charges

The first people trafficking charges in New Zealand have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ)... The defendants have been charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand. More>>

Collins 'Misinterprets Media Reports': "Too Compromised To Remain Justice Minister"

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour On Climate Change: Focus On The Now For The Future

A Labour Government will put in place a comprehensive climate change strategy focusing on both mitigation and adaptation, establish an independent Climate Commission and implement carbon budgeting, says Labour Climate Change spokesperson Moana Mackey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Housing Assistance Plan

So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners... Yet in reality, the benefits seem likely to be insignificant, and they will be skewed towards those at the top end of the income group that’s supposedly the target. More>>

ALSO:

Election Data Consortium: National’s Worst Case Scenario At Stage One?

A month out from the general election and ipredict traders are still forecasting National’s vote to slip below current polling levels and there is potential for it to fall further. More>>

ALSO:

From The Scoop Video Archive: PM Says SIS "Told Me" About OIA Release

In a press conference immediately following an controversial OIA release of notes on an SIS briefing to then Labour leader Phil Goff, Key said "at that point [Tucker] told me he'd release it ...". Since the release of Nicky Hager's 'Dirty Politics' Key has denied being personally informed and said references by officials to 'the PM' being told briefed referred to his office. He now says the same about his own statement. More>>

ALSO:

  • Scoop Video in the news - New questions over Key claims | NZ Herald News - Stuff.co.nz
  • Earlier - Felix Marwick: Laying out facts over SIS documents - Newstalk ZB
  • Labour - Director’s letter contradicts Key’s claims
  • ACT - The Letter - 26 days to go
  • TV3 Video - Housing issue nudges Dirty Politics aside - David Cunliffe: Key's SIS explanation 'defies belief' - SIS leak came from Key's Office - Goff - Key 'categorically denies' Slater OIA discussion - Video: Key faces more Dirty Politics questions

  • TVNZ - Winston Peters: ‘Dirty Politics' is a new low
  • The Nation - Debate Between Grant Robertson And Russel Norman
  • NZ First - “The Words Mean What I Say They Mean”
  • Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Parliament
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news