Today on the news I heard that national unemployment rates are on the rise again. Hardly surprising, given the current economic conditions.
But the best part is that so many new EI claims are being filed, that the government is spending $60 million to hire hundreds of new workers to process all these claims.
So unemployment leads to … more employment?
Turns out the Wonderful Grand Band had it right all those years ago, in their classic song “U.I.C.”:
They say there’s work in Edmonton and work in Montreal
Work diggin’ graves or pickin’ apples in the fall
There’s work in the east and there’s work in the west
But the best job of all … is handing out the cheques.