Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"Maori unemployment still a serious problem"

I referred yesterday to an article by Rob Mcleod about Maori unemployment. Here is a link.

Today the general unemployment rate is down to 3.6 percent yet the Maori unemployment rate remains over 8 percent, the same as the general rate in 1994. Worse, the Maori youth unemployment rate is a tragic 18 percent. Yet how rarely do we hear politicians and commentators saying this is unacceptably high?

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