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SA Government re-class unemployed to make figures look better...

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    "The government's record on unemployment following the global financial crisis has taken a hard hit with this new evidence showing they have manipulated the unemployment data."

    Mr Baker said an astonishing 360,000 people now classified as "non-job-seekers" did not have to search for work as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits".

    Much of the Labor government's claim to be a good economic manager has rested on the low unemployment rate following the global financial crisis. The employment crisis is exacerbated by a report from the Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre that about one third of employers say less than 45 per cent of their apprentices stay on the job to completion.

     

    In short: the government only class unemployed as those seeking employment, and have decided to allow some of those on the dole not to have to look for work (to keep the numbers down).

     

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/hiding-the-real-dole-figures-through-misleading-unemployment-figures/story-fnii5s40-1226703778533

    Edited by BurgessFamily
    Should have been titled as Government and not SA Government. :)

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    A growing proportion of the 35% of adults that aren't counted in the employed/unemployed figures is made up of those whose benefits have changed, effectively keeping them hidden.

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    Goodness, every government nowadays seems to cheat on the stats!

    In some European countries they don't count the over 50's, in other ones they don't count people more than 1 year unemployed. They are all the same...***

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