I generally avoid the word 'lie'.
But the following is a lie.
"New Zealand has the highest youth unemployment rate in the developed world."
If you are wondering where you heard it most recently, NewstalkZB is regularly running a Labour advert which makes the claim.
The rate for 15-24 year-olds is currently 17.3%
This is lower than the US, the UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Chile, the Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium and a few others.
It isn't hard to check these spurious claims. For Labour to be so brazen they must be beyond caring.
Update: Even predicated on the "highest unemployment rate for under twenty year-olds" the claim does not hold up. There are many countries with unemployment rates for 15-19 year-olds higher than NZ's.
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