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MIKE HOSKING: Welfare commenter claims Govt shouldn't be taking credit for declining Jobseeker level

Mike Hosking interviews Lindsay Mitchell on the Breakfast Show, NewstalkZB.

"A welfare commenter claims the government shouldn't be taking credit for declining Jobseeker levels.

Data from Social Development, comparing June 2020 to June 2022, shows almost 25,000 fewer people are relying on Jobseeker.

But researcher Lindsay Mitchell says benefit levels spiked during the pandemic, and the numbers reflect a move away from COVID restrictions.

She told Mike Hosking other benefit numbers aren't declining.

Mitchell says there's growth in the sole parent support benefit, which she claims is a problem as it drives intergenerational dependency."

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