Unemployment increases by 0.1%, Labour goes ballistic. Labour Leader support drops by 2%, Labour says that’s just fine..

Labour are so desperate for traction…on anything…that they will chase any passing bus like a retarded dog.

Opposition parties have seized on a rise in the unemployment rate to accuse the Government of running out of ideas.

But Finance Minister Bill English says he is happy enough with where the economy is heading and isn’t worrying about one figure.

New Zealand’s jobless rate rose in the third quarter from 5.9 percent to 6 percent as employment unexpectedly fell, according to figures released today.

“Today’s figures are a damning indictment of National. For the first time since 2012 the number of people in work has fallen by 11,000,” said Labour’s Grant Robertson.

“The 151,000 people out of work are a symbol of seven long years of wasted opportunities.”   

In the last few years growth was fuelled by dairy prices, the Christchurch rebuild, Auckland’s housing bubble and record migration.

“When growth was high National should have looked for opportunities to diversify the economy and direct investment into productive sectors.”

The Greens aren’t much better, completely ignoring the global financial crisis.

The Greens say the Government has watched the unemployment rate rise from 4.6 percent, when it came to power, to 6 percent.

“Relying on the Christchurch rebuild, immigration, dairy intensification and extractive industries, was never going to get New Zealanders back into work,” said co-leader James Shaw.

Whatever. It escapes them that we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the OECD.

No wonder a fair chunk of Labour’s caucus are actively looking for jobs elsewhere and Phil Goff is busy writing his mayoral campaign announcement speech for the 22 November.

The voting public know that these muppets don’t deserve to be in government which is why they’ve got no donations, no support and no idea.

 – 3News

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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