The crucial economic questions Anthony Albanese could NOT answer -but he still wants to run the country

Anthony Albanese could not state the national unemployment rate or the cash rate during a disastrous first press conference of the election campaign.

The Labor leader was asked if he knows what the cash rate is but dodged the question by saying: ‘We can do the old Q and A over 50 different figures’.

The rate has been at a historic low of 0.1 per cent since November 2020.

Anthony Albanese could not name the national unemployment rate or the cash rate during a disastrous first press conference of the election campaign

Mr Albanese was later asked what the national unemployment rate is. He tried to guess but got it wrong.

‘The national unemployment rate at the moment is… I think it’s 5.4 – sorry. I’m not sure what it is,’ he said. 

The unemployment rate is four per cent, the lowest since 2008. 

Journalists quizzed the Labor leader on the figures in a press conference in the marginal seat of Bass in northern Tasmania, a day after the election was called. 

Shadow Finance Minister Katy Gallagher was able to answer both questions correctly. 

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