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Hosking: Govt can take praise for full steam ahead economy

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We have another building block for the Government in terms of economic credibility - and a reminder that as each month goes by, if things roll on the way they appear to, they will be in very good form going into their first election as a grouping.

The unemployment rate is 3.9 per cent, down from 4.4 per cent - 4.4 is good by anyone's standards, 3.9 is world class. It's up there with America, and America is the envy of the world.

We shouldn't really be surprised, how many times now have we talked to industries who literally can't find people to do jobs? Sector after sector, transport, hospitality, aged........

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