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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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janz
janz
23 mars 2023

I'm not 100% sure but I believe that unemployed people classed as " job ready " are not counted as unemployed even though they receive job seekers benefit. Makes the numbers "look" better.

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To be defined as unemployed in MSD’s Household Labour Force Survey, someone must be ’actively seeking work’ in the four weeks prior to being surveyed, eg. applying for jobs or contacting employers.

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basilwnz
basilwnz
22 mars 2023

A former teacher commented that years ago a teacher, fully qualified, started on a certain salary. In those days, MP's also started on the same salary (in both cases salaries increased according to levels of responsibility).

Today, he said that new teachers (having qualified with a degree) start on $50 - $60k. An MP now gets $160k or more, no matter what his or her qualifications.

See a problem here?

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This is a welfare state we encourage people not to work but pay them to stay home make little or no effort to get them back on the work force it crazy and where is National not a word do we hear from them on any issues who the hell do we vote for this country is has lost it way


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Job seeker support of about $350 a week plus an accommodation supplement of $100 a week for a single person in Wellington doesn’t really encourage someone not to work. It may keep a roof over their head and provide a subsistence allowance If they’re lucky. Have you seen the price of mince recently?

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Aaron Shanahan
Aaron Shanahan
22 mars 2023

New Zealand is fucked.

I'll say it.

They, the Lunatic left, pay people to do nothing, when labour shortages are biting business.

I've been in the trade 34 years, and never before have I seen a shortage of labour this bad.

There is no end of excuses now why people that can work are deemed unfit. It's beyond comprehension to me.

Every carrot ( but typically no stick) has been offered to those that see fit to lie on the couch and while away the days, drinking the hard earnt money that people like me provide for their laziness and unwillingness to support and provide for themselves. Its disgusting, it's contemptible, and it's plain wrong, and goes against the v…


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Yep, you are right.

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David Belcher
David Belcher
22 mars 2023

If you have half a brain you should realize that if this govt get re-elected NZ is STUFFED. Totally and absolutely STUFFED. Robertson has no financial qualifications and with the woke, leftist RBNZ NZ is going down the financial drain. 3/5 waters will incurr massive debt and those who believe there is a pot of cash for sitting on their bottoms are in fairyland. Luxon must tell NZ the truth about ALL labour policy disasters and He Puapua is the last straw.

READ ABOUT THE TREATY IN SIR APIRANA NGATA'S PAPER and you will understand the Treaty. Not the Bullshxt promoted by this govt and maori extremists..

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Lance Donald
Lance Donald
22 mars 2023
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This is just one more tentacle of the foul creatures that are determined to destroy our democracy and substitute Tribal Rule by the iwinista!

If You Value Democracy Vote ACT 2023

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