Posted: Oct 20, 2018 10:16 pm
by Thommo
Alan B wrote:All political parties will fudge the way they calculate who is employed or unemployed. I seem to remember some years ago (can't find a reference) that Labour's method of calculation was different to the Tory's. The Tory method for the total employed seemed to include people that Labour deemed to be unemployed. Thus giving the impression that the unemployment rate was 'lower' under the Tories.

Not convinced, these are figures kept by government bodies and not the government themselves. Do you have a source?