From the Beehive site:
Social Development Minister Ruth Dyson said that in December 1999, when Labour came to power, there were 161,000 people receiving an unemployment benefit.
“Over 141,000 have come off this benefit since then, with just over 20,000 people receiving it now,” she said.
“These numbers haven’t been this low since 1979. In addition, this government has radically reduced youth unemployment numbers.”