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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Unemployment down or an exercise in government propaganda ?

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/16/unemployment-rates-drop-income-growth-wages



Unemployment drops but income growth remains slow, ONS reports



Spending


 

Before anyone becomes overwhelmed with euphoria and hysterical celebration, just remember two things.
(a) The statistical figures are produced by the Office for national Statistics,  that government body more interested in spin and propaganda than truth.
(b) That taking people off the register by providing either part time or zero hour employment and putting people into part time education, is not reducing unemployment in real terms.

It is a government exercise in smoke and mirrors, designed to trick people into believing that they are reducing unemployment, we are out of the economic crisis and that the ConDem coalition (AKA Tory) economic policies have got everything under control.