Kiwis are finding it even harder to get good jobs that pay a decent wage showing National can’t make the economic recovery deliver for all New Zealanders.
That's the damning view of Labour Leader Andrew Little, who following reports that unemployment rates rose to 5.7 percent in the December, branded the situation as "a jobless recovery."
"The economy is growing but unemployment is increasing," Little says. "There are 38,000 more people unemployed than there were when National got into office.
"That shows there is something seriously wrong with the way National is managing the economy."
New Zealand has fallen to tenth on the OECD unemployment rankings, a position Little believes is "not good enough."
“Kiwis have done it too tough for too long," Little adds. "They want to see the economic recovery shared across the country, by all New Zealanders.
“National doesn’t have the solutions to create the good jobs Kiwis need. John Key and Bill English have run out of ideas."
According to Little, the party's primary drive is to create good jobs for Kiwis across the country.
"By backing small business to innovate, grow and hire more staff we will make sure New Zealanders across the country can get into work," he says.
“Labour has put growing businesses and creating jobs at the head of its agenda.
"Over the next two years we will develop a programme which puts the small business sector at the centre of a long-term economic plan to create jobs for Kiwis."