“The number of people needing an Unemployment Benefit has slowed significantly over the last month, says the Minister for Social Development and Employment.”
Here, let me correct that for you:
“The growth in the number of people needing an Unemployment Benefit has slowed over the last month but still increased by 1,500 or one every seven minutes of the working month”, says the Minister for Social Development and Employment.
“In total, over 37,000 people have joined the dole queue under my watch and many more have become unemployed but aren’t protected by the welfare safety net”, the Minister adds.
“The number on the dole now stands at 60,660 – the first time since 2004 it has been over 60,000. Quite an achievement after less than a year in the job. I’m going to put my feet up,” concludes the Minister.