National recycles waste product very well
From Bill Birch, in 1999,
Note these two items,
We aim to grow the economy by 10% in the next three years
Create 100,000 new jobs
National’s track record in the three years leading up to the November 1999 election, and Labour’s track record from January 2000 onward,
Pretty self explanatory really.
Fast forward eleven years and four elections later,
We aim to grow the economy by 4% by 2013
Create up to 170,000 new jobs
Key facts – In the December 2012 quarter compared with the September 2012 quarter:
The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage points, to 6.9 percent.
The number of people unemployed decreased by 10,000 people (down 6.0 percent).
The employment rate fell 0.8 percentage points, to 62.6 percent.
The number of people employed decreased by 23,000 (down 1.0 percent).
The labour force participation rate fell 1.2 percentage points, to 67.2 percent.
The number of people in the labour force decreased by 33,000.
Source: Dept of Labour (MoBIE) & Statistics NZ
There we have it: 23,000 jobs lost.
And 33,000 fewer people in the Labour Force (left the country, given up looking for work, etc)
Bill Birch – meet Bill English. Different Ministers of Finance; same bullshit; more empty promises.
Any predictions for National in 2023?
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