Good to see the MSM getting the headlines right for a change, instead of parrotting what the Minister chooses to highlight:
Dole numbers drop, welfare increases
Yesterday all I heard about in various news bulletins was how the number of people unemployed had dropped.
It is arguably worse when the other benefits rise because the people that go on those tend to stay on welfare much longer. So behind the 'good news story' was a 'worse news story'. Typically recessions cause a lagging rise in totals on benefits other than the dole. Totals which do not fall again.
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