The latest Household Labour Force Survey was released today, showing a drop in unemployment. But while its an improvement, there are still 32,000 more people out of work than there were when National took office. And Treasury doesn’t expect unemployment to return to pre-National levels until 2018, another entire election cycle away.
This is the government’s biggest failure: they have abandoned people to the market. They protected the big end of town from the financial crisis with bailouts and pork, but left ordinary kiwis to suffer. If we want that approach to change, we need to change the government.