the rest of the story.
There are several factors not mentioned.
Our state government added 16,100 new positions since her Majesty's inauguration. Public sector jobs only benefit the job holder. They are funded by public money -- which is another way of saying tax dollars.
Want long term solutions? Let the legislature enact some friendlier business tax provisions which will encourage private business growth. And I am not talking give away tax incentives which reward selected business entities for bringing jobs to a specific location.
Those listed as being off "unemployment" may not have found work; they may be out of benefits.
Let's not forget the impact of those temporary census positions. They will soon end.
We're not seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
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