According to respected private research company Roy Morgan Research “real” unemployment in August is up to double figures at 10.2% with 1.324 million Australians (10.2% of the workforce) and 1.241 million people are underemployed up 2.4% on last year. While the Abbott/Turnbull government is hiding behind the ABS figure which suffers from government is underfunding and possibly government meddling to read 5.6% unemployed. Australians have over the years learnt to know government BS when they hear it, and they know how difficult it is to find a job and the ABS figure does not ring true with what they see and hear in the community.
The total according to Roy Morgan Research in August was 2.565 Australians either unemployed or underemployed which a whopping 19.7% of the workforce is. This is a shameful mismanagement of our economy. Malcolm Turnbull promised a new type of management when he rolled Tony Abbott but it seems nothing has changed, and Mr Turnbull has been a frightful failure. Roll on the next election; we simply can’t take much more of this incompetence.