WELLINGTON, October 28. Last year there were 805 unemployed on Government works. At tho same date this year there were only 225, and of these 152 are doing piecework on the Otago Central, which cannot very well be taken out of their hands and finished by contract; but by December it is expected they will all be paid off.
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THE UNEMPLOYED., Evening Star, Issue 8049, 28 October 1889