We need to get unemployed people who are able to work, into jobs

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 6:50PM
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We need to get unemployed people who are able to work, into jobs

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 6:50PM

Employers are screaming out for staff and a leading economist says a major shake up of our social welfare system may be needed.

Latest Stats NZ data shows unemployment's dropped to four percent.

Economist Cameron Bagrie says we need to work on getting the remaining people who are able to work, into jobs.

He says with 195,000 people on the job-seeker benefit, there needs to be structural reforms.

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