The latest benefit statistics shows that since the change of Government:
- 37,000 more people on welfare
- A 22% increase in those on a jobseeker benefit
- 16,000 more people who have been on a benefit for over a year
- A 30% increase in Maori and Pasifka jobseeker benefit levels
- 15,000 more children living in a benefit dependent household
The year of delivery strikes again.