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Benefit Numbers Below Projections

June 15, 2010 New Zealand Finance

Latest Government figures show that the number of New Zealanders receiving a Government benefit is below previous projections.

On June 14th the New Zealand Government revealed that despite increasing by 0.6 percent during the month of May, the number of benefit receivers in the country is still below forecasts. According to Paula Bennett, Social Development Minister of New Zealand, stated that total benefit numbers increased by 1 887 in May, although 7 121 individuals previously on the found employment in the same period.

Paula Bennett elaborated on the figures, saying that the increase consisted of 729 extra people receiving the sickness benefit, 342 extra individuals receiving the Dependant Parent Benefit, and 391 who now receive the Unemployment Benefit...

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