Unemployment is a rising issue for Rotorua citizens, it is one of the many causes of poverty and depression. According to New Zealand statistics New Zealand's unemployment rate has fallen to 4.9% in the first quarter of 2017. There are many explanations and reasons so many people are unemployed as well as effects from being unemployed. There are also many important perspectives in unemployment. Another problem is that not many people are aware of how big this issue is and don’t pay attention.
New Zealand's unemployment rate decreased to 4.9% from 5.2% in the first few months of 2017. Some people have skills that are not wanted in Rotorua, Some may have a disability that causes them to be unable to work or find a job. Others have had a tough up bringing and can't hold down a job, There are also people who aren't physically able to work due to injury or medical reasons. Some jobs are being taken over by computers or robots so the workers are no longer needed. There are also a lot of people moving to Rotorua and needing jobs which is causing there to be a lack of jobs in Rotorua.
Being unemployed has a lot of personal and interpersonal effects. People feel good about themselves when they are helping the community or working but some can’t do that. When you are unemployed you don’t have an income and are only on a benefit which means they are living in poverty, living in poverty causes depression and stress from their financial state. Depression and stress could also lead to self harm or even suicide which is also a big issue in Rotorua. A interpersonal effect is that the family living in poverty also have to deal with depression from having stressed parents or being bullied for not having money.
There are also many perspectives in unemployment like the person who is unemployed because they aren't getting an income and have no job. Other perspectives are the family because they are living in poverty. And the people paying tax because their hard earned money is going to those unemployed and some people aren’t very happy about that. Another perspective is the employer because they only want to employ people who have the right skills and great background and a lot of people don’t have that. Another issue with unemployment is that not many people are aware of how serious this issue can be and turn a blind eye to the issue. If more people were aware there could be more solutions and they could do more to help those in need.
Overall, unemployment is a huge issue facing Rotorua citizens. There are many causes and reasons for unemployment. Unemployment has many serious effects that could turn into bigger issues like poverty and depression. These effects are not only affecting the person unemployed they are also affecting the family. There are many perspectives on this issue like the family and taxpayers, if more people were aware of this issue and it was solved then Rotorua would be a much better place.
By Jazmin Mends