So the Nats have lost 30,000 jobs in the last year. But it’s not their fault right?
It’s the global economy, man. Oh, the OECD added 3 million jobs last year? hmm…
The government doesn’t control jobs – except when they want credit for false Hobbit jobs… And it’s not like they have some major control over the economy, and could change Reserve Bank policy, not sack thousands of civil servants in a recession (Wellington unemployment hits high…) etc… hmm…
So it must be the stats! And to be fair since this government came in the Household Labour Survey has jumped about a bit – between bad and horrendous.
What’s increased that volatility? Budget cuts at the Stats department (how’s that work to rule coming along?)? No, it’s that favourite theory that they usually say proves the lunacy of some on the left – fixed phone-line surveys are no longer reliable! (Anonymous pollster on Dimpost says otherwise). But wait: who’s more likely to have a fixed phone-line? A jobless person, or an employed one with some income to pay bills? Oh wait – you must be saying the situation is even worse out there!
Those stricter DPB job requirements didn’t magically create jobs. Neither did that beneficiary bashing. Huh. Suprising… </sarc>
More foreign investment is obviously the answer. Just lucky that we’re already an incredibly open country, so we just need to do wishing to make the foreign companies take all our earnings and the jobs will flow in!