Maryborough’s unemployment rises under Labor
| 24th June, 2009
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits through Maryborough’s Centrelink office has increased by 210 since Labor won the Federal election, Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said today.|
“The figures published for May on the number of people of claiming NewStart and Youth Allowance confirm a worrying trend,” Mr Truss said.
At the time of the election in November 2007, there were 1007 people in Maryborough receiving Centrelink benefits. That number has now risen to 1217.
“Unemployment affects families and local communities. There are people and families in need behind each one of these numbers and they are the human faces of the recession,” Mr Truss said.
“There is a strong relationship between Government policies and employment and so far, Labor’s multi billion dollar stimulus packages have failed to sustain existing jobs, let alone create new jobs.”
The 75,000 and 90,000 jobs that were promised to be created and supported by Government cash giveaways have not materialised and the national unemployment rate has risen to 5.7%.
“In spite of the Rudd Government raiding the surplus and going into debt to fund cash giveaways, unemployment is increasing,” Mr Truss said.
“The Labor Government’s stimulus packages have failed to deliver the jobs they promised and taxpayers have been left with a massive debt equivalent to $15,000 for every man, woman and child,” Mr Truss said.
Maryborough Year Jobseekers
Election 2007 2007 1007
March 2008 1004
March 2009 1208
April 2009 1214
May 2009 1217
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