Manufacturing a crisis

The Greens and the EPMU…don’t they make a fetching couple, are manufacturing a crisis. The simple facts however prove their lies. They even have the audacity to question the statistics produced in the Household Labour Force Survey.

There is no sudden crisis in manufacturing – and by the way Labour opposes jobs at Heinz (a manufacturer).

Dodgy manufacturing figures and the high exchange rate are merely the cover Labour and the Greens are using for their loopy money printing policies.

Employment in manufacturing (000s)
2004 279.6
2005 283.7
2006 278.6
2007 271.1
2008 270.9
2009 263.3
2010 243
2011 249.6
2012 251.2
(000s) (%)
Change 2004-08 -8.7 -3.10%
Change 2008-12 -19.7 -7.30%

This table shows published annual averages for years ending June.

Source Statistics New Zealand. Household Labour Force Survey.

Wouldn’t it be nice if Labour and the Greens could tell the truth for once.


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