Wednesday 2 September 2015

Unemployment figures. Not.

How to make sure

that it looks as if unemployment is going down:

Take two people who want to work 40 hours a week

and give them each a 20-hours-a-week job.

This is one 40 hour job

and one invisible, uncounted unemployed person.

Release a monthly figure telling us that unemployment

is going down.

Rely on the press and TV to say that unemployment

is going down.

Unemployment figures.

No, it doesn't.