Thursday, February 04, 2010

Maori Unemployment up, up, and away...




Well well well, three holes in the ground.

After all that lovely fluffy talk about the recession being over we have that most beastly of things: a jobless recovery! Maori unemployment at 15.4%, and in the words of the NZ Herald (whose online edition is rubbish in my opinion...), the unemployment rate for "the European ethnic group" is 4.6%. Pakeha should be proud of being Pakeha! And like we know, they're unlikley to be unemployed with all the stigma and poverty that involves...

Here's a good article dealing with the issue...

Of even more interest, check out these New Zealand income figures.
They show the median income is just $23,000! For wage and salary earners, it is $38,000. Jeez wayne....

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